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challenging informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.0

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informative reflective slow-paced

4.5

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funny informative reflective relaxing medium-paced

4.5

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informative inspiring fast-paced

5.0

Great overview of what black holes are and how we can understand them with the laws of physics. We follow the journey of scientific discovery from Albert Einstein’s special and general relativity theory to holography and quantum computing to understand how these concepts relate to black holes and how the research on black holes in turn has influenced the discovery of new concepts and laws. While the maths does not exceed Pythagoras, this is definitely not a candy read. Nonetheless, a great non-fiction book for a gentle introduction into the research surrounding black holes.

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challenging informative inspiring

5.0

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Too technical for current brain

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4.5

this was incredibly well done. so so informative and far reaching but never felt like it was doing too much. 
however this is definitely not a book for beginners! there is some maths (not too complex) but the physics like penrose diagrams and the holographic principle are HARD. having an understanding of relativity made the first third or so much easier, but the last third was mind boggling at times to say the least. i do prefer this over too much simplicity, but it was definitely a lot and some of the stuff remains very confusing. 

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5.0

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challenging informative slow-paced

3.75

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informative reflective

4.5