In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe.
Author: Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a Nutshell • Quantum mechanics • M-theory • General relativity • 11-dimensional supergravity • 10-dimensional membranes • Superstrings • P-branes • Black holes One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science — the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe — from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks “to combine Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman’s idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.” With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut. The Universe in a Nutshell is essential reading for all of us who want to understand the universe in which we live. Like its companion volume, A Brief History of Time, it conveys the excitement felt within the scientific community as the secrets of the cosmos reveal themselves.
17 THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL Reflecting walls We look out in space and back in time and the things seen at large distances are similar to things that existed in this part of the uni- verse long ago . The scenery billions of light years ...
Author: Edward Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Thoroughly revised and updated introduction to past and present cosmological theory.
The Universe in a Nutshell Stephen Hawking Bantam Press, 2001, 222pp, £20 Tn one of her visions, the medieval mystic Julian of J-Norwich told of God showing her 'a little thing, the size of a hazelnut'. As she was wondering what it ...
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Author: John D Barrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area and has written extensively about it, guides us on a journey to the beginning of time, into a world of temperatures and densities so high that we cannot recreate them in a laboratory. With new insights, Barrow draws us into the latest speculative theories about the nature of time and the "inflationary universe," explains "wormholes," showing how they bear upon the fact of our own existence, and considers whether there was a "singularity" at the inception of the universe. Here is a treatment so up-to-date and intellectually rich, dealing with ideas and speculation at the farthest frontier of science, that neither novice nor expert will want to miss what Barrow has to say. The Origin of the Universe is "In the Beginning" for beginners -- the latest information from a first-rate scientist and science writer.
the Universe, New York: New Millennium, 2001. Hawking, Steven, The Universe in a Nutshell, London: Bantam Books, 2001. Kaku, Michio, Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension, ...
Author: Richard Osborne
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Where did the Universe come from? The single biggest and most difficult question that there is. From early religions through Greek Philosophy and Western Science man has attempted to discover the meaning of our place in the Universe. In the last twenty years these debates have been cast in a new light by amazing discoveries, big bang theory and ideas about new sub-atomic layers. The nature of Time and Space are truly up for grabs. With a witty and accessible style Osborne leads us on a historical and informative journey through the philosophies of the universe including the importance of telescopes, mathematics and relativity theory and ending with contemporary mind-expanding concepts such as the reversibility of time and parallel universes.
This verse was the inspiration for the title of Stephen Hawking's recent book , The Universe in a Nutshell . Did you feel like the king of infinite space at the LHC once the tunnel and machine had been built in that gigantic ...
Author: Adolfo Plasencia
Publisher: MIT Press
Questions about the physical world, the mind, and technology in conversations that reveal a rich seam of interacting ideas. Science today is more a process of collaboration than moments of individual “eurekas.” This book recreates that kind of synergy by offering a series of interconnected dialogues with leading scientists who are asked to reflect on key questions and concepts about the physical world, technology, and the mind. These thinkers offer both specific observations and broader comments about the intellectual traditions that inform these questions; doing so, they reveal a rich seam of interacting ideas. The persistent paradox of our era is that in a world of unprecedented access to information, many of the most important questions remain unsolved. These conversations (conducted by a veteran science writer, Adolfo Plasencia) reflect this, with scientists addressing such issues as intelligence, consciousness, global warming, energy, technology, matter, the possibility of another earth, changing the past, and even the philosophical curveball, “is the universe a hologram?” The dialogues discuss such fascinating aspects of the physical world as the function of the quantum bit, the primordial cosmology of the universe, and the wisdom of hewn stones. They offer optimistic but reasoned views of technology, considering convergence culture, algorithms, “Beauty ≠ Truth,” the hacker ethic, AI, and other topics. And they offer perspectives from a range of disciplines on intelligence, discussing subjects that include the neurophysiology of the brain, affective computing, collaborative innovation, and the wisdom of crowds. Conversations with Hal Abelson, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, John Perry Barlow, Javier Benedicto, José Bernabéu, Michail Bletsas, Jose M. Carmena, David Casacuberta, Yung Ho Chang, Ignacio Cirac, Gianluigi Colalucci, Avelino Corma, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Javier Echeverria, José Hernández-Orallo, Hiroshi Ishii, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Henry Jenkins, Anne Margulies, Mario J. Molina, Tim O'Reilly, John Ochsendorf, Paul Osterman, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Rosalind W. Picard, Howard Rheingold, Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Israel Ruiz, Sara Seager, Richard Stallman, Antonio Torralba, Bebo White, José María Yturralde
Tucker, S. D., Space Oddities: Our Strange Attempts to Explain the Universe (Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017). Cosmology, Black Holes and Gravitational ... Hawking, Stephen, The Universe in a Nutshell (London: Bantam Press, 2001).
Author: Florian Freistetter
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the Big Bang to the Gaia Mission, this is a very personal history of the universe through the author's favourite 100 stars. Astronomer Florian Freistetter has chosen 100 stars that have almost nothing in common. Some are bright and famous, some shine so feebly you need a huge telescope. There are big stars, small stars, nearby stars and faraway stars. Some died a while ago, others have not even yet come into being. Collectively they tell the story of the whole world, according to Freistetter. There is Algol, for example, the Demon Star, whose strange behaviour has long caused people sleepless nights. And Gamma Draconis, from which we know that the earth rotates around its own axis. There is also the star sequence 61 Cygni, which revealed the size of the cosmos to us. Then there are certain stars used by astronomers to search for extra-terrestrial life, to explore interstellar space travel, or to explain why the dinosaurs became extinct. In 100 short, fascinating and entertaining chapters, Freistetter not only reveals the past and future of the cosmos, but also the story of the people who have tried to understand the world in which we live.
Fun, accessible science explanations of the forces that shape our lives.
Author: Marcus Chown
Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In 'What a Wonderful World', Marcus Chown uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives.
The Universe in a Nutshell Another forte of Stephen Hawking is theoretical physics. The book entitled 'The Universe in a Nutshell' was published in 2001 to share the theories of Stephen regarding the universe and the physics on it.
Author: Dave A. Andrew
Publisher: Limitless Impact
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Have you seen someone from a movie that made you wonder if someone like that exists in real life? Like Superman, or Wonderwoman. Someone with extraordinary qualities that only lives by your imagination. I thought they are just like that, from my fantasy. Until... I came across Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking is a name that is impossible to ignore, at least if you’re a human from Earth. Although to be fair, I’m willing to bet that aliens also know a thing or two about him. He was called the modern day Einstein for a reason. If you don't know him, or have heard of him but didn't know how big of an impact he did on this planet, or you just want some inspiration when you are feeling down... then take a look at this book. Stephen Hawking, the Man Who Defied Everything includes: What Everyone Ought To Know About Stephen Hawking (How he was predicted to die by 21, and how he extended his life to 76)Stephen Hawking is a Robot, How He Can Talk Without Opening His MouthWhy A Brief History of Time Will Change the Way You Think: From the Big Bang to Black HolesThe Universe in a Nutshell Explained in an Easy Way, You Don't Have To Be a Scientist or Cosmologist to UnderstandInterpretation of The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the UniverseFall in Love with Physics and Science by his beliefsThe Dreams that Stuff is Made of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics, and How They Shook the Scientific WorldThe Ice Bucket Challenge The Truth Is You Are Not The Only Person Concerned About ALS And much MUCH more! Are you ready to know about a real-life superhero who lived in our generation? You will be amazed at how he surpassed hindrances that are not imaginable. Much of the content of this book is being debated for his belief have a different approach. So if you are interested in Theoretical Physics or just want to be inspired by someone who defied all limits, Do not Wait Any Longer! BUY NOW to know more about Stephen Hawking's contribution to the World.