From brian greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality #ad - From newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosVintage #ad - Everything. Here, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, briane greene, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each.
Using his trademark wit and precision, greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos #ad - The bestselling author of the elegant universe and the Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe?There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate TheoryW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved. Brian greene, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.
Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom.
In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory #ad - A new edition of the new york times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter. Now with a new preface not in any other edition that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" New York Times Book Review.
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving UniverseKnopf #ad - From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Until the end of time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, the quest for truth, religion, and how our minds, science, in coming to understand their own impermanence, myth, creative expression, and our longing for the eternal.
Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality--from quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes--Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. With this grand tour of the universe, beginning to end, Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe #ad - Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end.
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum GravityRiverhead Books #ad - This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. The scientist they’re calling the next Stephen Hawking. The times magazinefrom the new york times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.
What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode—a vast universe still largely undiscovered.
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity #ad - He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. The man who makes physics sexy. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.
In elegant and accessible prose, from michael Faraday to gravitational waves, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity.
The Order of TimeRiverhead Books #ad - Weaving together ideas from philosophy, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, science and literature, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains.
He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. One of time’s ten best nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking. Already a bestseller in italy, culturally rich, the Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
The Order of Time #ad - . The order of Time is a dazzling book. The sunday times from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? what does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.
We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain.
Seven Brief Lessons on PhysicsRiverhead Books #ad - He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The new york times bestseller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems“One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.
The wall street Journal“Clear, elegant. A whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics. The new york times book review this playful, quantum mechanics, the complex architecture of the universe, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, elementary particles, entertaining, black holes, gravity, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics #ad - And it’s breathtaking. ”. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. Here, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world, on the edge of what we know, ” Rovelli writes. Carlo rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide.
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time TravelAnchor #ad - Teleportation, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, and Back to the Future, serious, force fields, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, time machines, Star Wars, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.
Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.
Relativity: The Special and the General TheoryGENERAL PRESS #ad - In this book einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century.
. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein’s immense contribution to human knowledge. In this work einstein intended, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, as far as possible, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics.
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory #ad - Albert einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical MinimumBasic Books #ad - Like the theoretical minimum, this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.
Now, physicist leonard susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to the new york times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions.
Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum #ad - Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic. The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, among other topics, entanglement, uncertainty and time dependence, and particle and wave states, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area.
From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics. First he taught you classical mechanics.