A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward? Time moves forward, not backward—everyone knows you can’t unscramble an egg. In from eternity to here, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself— a period modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed.
Carroll’s scenario is not only elegant, it’s laid out in the same easy-to- understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net. It’s an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time.
From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time #ad - Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child’s play. Watch a video. In the hands of one of today’s hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too.
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe ItselfDutton #ad - Wilson for years to come. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. E p dutton. The instant new york times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it.
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself #ad - Vivid. Impressive. Splendidly informative. The new york Times“Succeeds spectacularly. Science“A tour de force. Salonalready internationally acclaimed for his elegant, sean carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, and rigorous exposition, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, personal asides, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other.
O. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of SpacetimeDutton #ad - Many of every one of us. The many worlds theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen. Step-by-step in carroll's uniquely lucid way, he tackles the major objections to this otherworldly revelation until his case is inescapably established.
Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how impossible it is to understand. Quantum mechanics has always had obvious gaps—which have come to be simply ignored. Instant new york times bestsellerone of publishers weekly’s “most Anticipated Books of the Fall”As you read these words, copies of you are being created.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime #ad - We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. Putting his professional reputation on the line with this audacious yet entirely reasonable book, Carroll says that the crisis can now come to an end. Copies of you are generated thousands of times per second. Sean carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics.
There are many, many Sean Carrolls. E p dutton.
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New WorldDutton #ad - Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. We only discovered the electron just over a hundred years ago and considering where that took us—from nuclear energy to quantum computing--the inventions that will result from the Higgs discovery will be world-changing.
. In the particle at the end of the universe, caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event. The fact is, while we have now essentially solved the mass puzzle, there are things we didn’t predict and possibilities we haven’t yet dreamed.
The particle at the end of the universe not only explains the importance of the Higgs boson but also the Large Hadron Collider project itself. The higgs boson is the particle that more than six thousand scientists have been looking for using the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator, which lies in a tunnel 17 miles in circumference, as deep as 575 feet beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World #ad - A doorway is opening into the mind boggling, somewhat frightening world of dark matter. It took ten years to build and this search has now cost over $9 billion and required the collaboration of engineers from more than one hundred countries. What is so special about the higgs boson? We didn’t really know for sure if anything at the subatomic level had any mass at all until we found it.
This is an irresistible story including characters now set to win the Nobel Prize among other glories about the greatest scientific achievement of our time.
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving UniverseKnopf #ad - He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, the quest for truth, in coming to understand their own impermanence, religion, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, myth, creative expression, and how our minds, science, and our longing for the eternal. 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.
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. E p dutton. 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: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe #ad - Until the end of time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. 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.
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe ItselfDutton #ad - O. E p dutton. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The big picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E.
Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Wilson for years to come. The instant new york times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it. Vivid. Impressive. Splendidly informative. The new york Times“Succeeds spectacularly.
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself #ad - Science“A tour de force. Salonalready internationally acclaimed for his elegant, our beliefs, the cosmic level, and rigorous exposition, personal asides, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other.
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum GravityRiverhead Books #ad - The man who makes physics sexy. 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. In elegant and accessible prose, rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity.
E p dutton. Riverhead Books. 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. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today.
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity #ad - 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. 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.
The Order of TimeRiverhead Books #ad - The order of Time is a dazzling book. The sunday Times. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. E p dutton.
Meet the new stephen hawking. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world.
The Order of Time #ad - One of time’s ten best nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. Already a bestseller in italy, the order of time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, 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 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.
Outgrowing God: A Beginner's GuideRandom House #ad - He began devouring books like The God Delusion, books that helped him formulate his own arguments and helped him stand his ground. Dawkins’s new book is special in the terrain of atheists’ pleas for humanism and rationalism precisely since it speaks to those most vulnerable to the coercive tactics of religion.
As dawkins himself says in the dedication, this book is for ‘all young people when they’re old enough to decide for themselves. It is also, I must add, for their parents. Janna levin, author of black hole blues “When someone is considering atheism I tell them to read the Bible first and then Dawkins.
Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide #ad - The order of Time is a dazzling book. The sunday Times. Should we believe in god? in this brisk introduction to modern atheism, one of the world’s greatest science writers tells us why we shouldn’t. Richard dawkins was fifteen when he stopped believing in God. Deeply impressed by the beauty and complexity of living things, he’d felt certain they must have had a designer.
. Outgrowing god—second only to the bible!”—Penn Jillette, author of God, No! E p dutton. Now one of the world’s best and bestselling science communicators, Dawkins has given readers, young and old, the same opportunity to rethink the big questions. From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a concise, elegant exploration of time.
Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is DifferentUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - It is our world, and if anything deserves to be called “weird, ” it’s us. An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means—and what it doesn’t. The order of Time is a dazzling book. The sunday Times. The quantum world Ball shows us isn’t a different world.
Science writer philip ball offers an up-to-date, accessible account of the quest to come to grips with the most fundamental theory of physical reality, and to explain how its counterintuitive principles underpin the world we experience. E p dutton. Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.
Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different #ad - Since niels bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. Riverhead Books. We now realize that it’s not really telling us that “weird” things happen out of sight, on the tiniest level, in the atomic world: rather, everything is quantum. But if quantum mechanics is correct, what seems obvious and right in our everyday world is built on foundations that don’t seem obvious or right at all—or even possible.
Meet the new stephen hawking.
Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the QuantumPenguin Press #ad - But for a century it has also been the problem child of science: it has been plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy. There is more to quantum physics, waiting to be discovered. In einstein's unfinished revolution, Lee Smolin brings us a step closer to resolving one of the greatest scientific controversies of our age.
E p dutton. Riverhead Books. Our task--if we are to have simple answers to our simple questions about the universe we live in--must be to go beyond quantum mechanics to a description of the world on an atomic scale that makes sense. In this vibrant and accessible book, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents.
Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum #ad - Meet the new stephen hawking. Whether it's schrödinger's cat--a creature that is simultaneously dead and alive--or a belief that the world does not exist independently of our observations of it, quantum theory challenges our fundamental assumptions about reality. A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physicsQuantum physics is the golden child of modern science.
The order of Time is a dazzling book. The sunday Times.