Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String Theory (by way of Alicei n Wonderland, Einstein, and The Twilight Zone)
Lawrence M. Krauss
An exploration of mankind's fascination with worlds past our own-by the bestselling writer of The Physics of celebrity Trek
Lawrence Krauss -an foreign chief in physics and cosmology-examines our lengthy and ardent romance with parallel universes, veiled dimensions, and areas of being that can expand tantalizingly past the boundaries of our notion. Krauss examines well known culture's present include (and common false impression) of such issues as black holes, lifestyles in different dimensions, strings, and a few of the extra outstanding new theories that suggest the life of massive additional dimensions along our personal. BACKCOVER: "An wonderful and brilliantly written paintings of well known science."
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-Walter Isaacson, writer of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
comprehend darkish power from a funda- psychological physics standpoint is that apparently to be a large-scale phenome- non, proper to the growth of the complete universe. the particular quantity of power linked to empty area within the room within which you're learn- ing this can be exceedingly small—so small, in truth, that it truly is tough to visualize how any revision of the legislation of physics that will accommodate it will now not additionally dramatically have an effect on physics on all higher-energy scales. This, in a nut- shell,.
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no longer enough to give an explanation for the info. If quarks existed, why had they now not been without delay saw in excessive- strength scattering experiments? What strength or forces may perhaps bind them into hadrons, and the way may one clarify hadron houses by way of quark houses? And so much complicated of all, if hadrons have been strongly interacting, which intended that quarks needed to be besides, why did the pointlike debris that seemed to make up hadrons act independently, as though they have been al- so much noninteracting,.
vintage 1954 paper through Yang and turbines that proposed the now-famous Yang-Mills theories—the generalizations of electromagnetism that I wrote approximately ear- lier. whereas on the time the formalism proposed by way of Yang and generators was once es- sentially basically mathematical—there have been no structures in nature that it may possibly essentially describe—its splendor had raised the curiosity of numerous key theoretical physicists. One used to be the Nobel laureate Julian Schwinger, who round 1959 steered his graduate scholar Sheldon.