Knocking on Heaven's Door How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

Knocking on Heaven's Door
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780061723728
  • Druk: 1
  • september 2011
  • 464 pagina's
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Lisa Randall

"Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist working in particle physics and cosmology. She is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science on the physics faculty of Harvard University. Her research includes elementary particles, fundamental forces and extra dimensions of space. She studies the Standard Model, supersymmetry, possible solutions to the hierarchy problem concerning the relative weakness of gravity, cosmology of extra dimensions, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter. She contributed to the Randall–Sundrum model, first published in 1999 with Raman Sundrum.

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From one of Time magazine?s 100 most influential people in the world, a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives

The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution, and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. Knocking on Heaven?s Door is an exhilarating and accessible overview of these developments and an impassioned argument for the significance of science.

There could be no better guide than Lisa Randall. The bestselling author of Warped Passages is an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest). In Knocking on Heaven?s Door, she explores how we decide which scientific questions to study and how we go about answering them. She examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth in scientific thinking through provocative conversations with leading figures in other fields (such as the chef David Chang, the forecaster Nate Silver, and the screenwriter Scott Derrickson), and she explains with wit and clarity the latest ideas in physics and cosmology. Randall describes the nature and goals of the largest machine ever built: the Large Hadron Collider, the enormous particle accelerator below the border of France and Switzerland?as well as recent ideas underlying cosmology and current dark matter experiments.

The most sweeping and exciting science book in years, Knocking on Heaven?s Door makes clear the biggest scientific questions we face and reveals how answering them could ultimately tell us who we are and where we came from.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
september 2011
Afmetingen
25,4 x 17,8 x 3,8 cm
Aantal pagina's
464 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Lisa Randall
Uitgever
HarperCollins Publishers Inc

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9780061723728

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Gewicht
726 g
Verpakking breedte
160 mm
Verpakking hoogte
41 mm
Verpakking lengte
231 mm

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