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Stories by Joseph Polchinski

Fiery Holes in Space and Time

Black holes may be bubbles devoid of space and time—and encased in “firewalls” that confound both general relativity and quantum mechanics

December 6, 2015 — Joseph Polchinski

The String Theory Landscape

The theory of strings predicts that the universe might occupy one random "valley" out of a virtually infinite selection of valleys in a vast landscape of possibilities

January 1, 2006 — Joseph Polchinski and Raphael Bousso
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