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Laughlin, Robert B.

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Works: 25 works in 82 publications in 8 languages and 4,348 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: QC24.5, 530
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Most widely held works by Robert B Laughlin
A different universe : reinventing physics from the bottom down by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposes a new way of understanding and interpreting the fundamental laws of science that will open up human thinking to the vast possibilities of the universe
The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We all agree that the free flow of ideas is essential to creativity. And we like to believe that in our modern, technological world, information is more freely available and flows faster than ever before. But according to Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin, acquiring information is becoming a danger or even a crime. Increasingly, the really valuable information is private property or a state secret, with the result that it is now easy for a flash of insight, entirely innocently, to infringe a patent or threaten national security. The public pays little attention because this vital information is technical - but, Laughlin argues, information is often labeled technical so it can be sequestered, not sequestered because it is technical. The increasing restrictions on information in such fields as cryptography, biotechnology, and computer software design are creating a new Dark Age: a time characterized not by light and truth but by disinformation and ignorance. Thus we find ourselves dealing more and more with the Crime of Reason, the antisocial and sometimes outright illegal nature of certain intellectual activities. The Crime of Reason is a reader-friendly jeremiad, On Bullshit for the Slashdot and Creative Commons crowd: a short, fiercely argued essay on a problem of increasing concern to people at the frontiers of new ideas
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In considering the end of fossil fuel, Laughlin foresees the birth of a conventional synthetic fuel industry. Present-day oil companies already have the catalytic synthesis technologies capable of converting any carbon-containing substance--coal, trash, trees--into conventional fuels. Meanwhile, energy from the sun and wind is likely to be cheaper than energy made from biomass. However, long-term storage facilities must be built for this power to last. Powering the Future is an objective yet optimistic tour through alternative fuel sources"--Provided by publisher
Powering the future how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow by Robert B Laughlin ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set two centuries in the future, the world's population has used up every last ounce of petroleum and burnt every last piece of coal. Surprisingly there are still soccer moms, malls, and business trips. How energy is possible six generations from now is through the use of renewable energy sources utilizing wind, water, and fire in fascinating ways
Das Verbrechen der Vernunft : Betrug an der Wissensgesellschaft by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abschied von der Weltformel : die Neuerfindung der Physik by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geist und Materie - Was ist Leben? : Zur Aktualität von Erwin Schrödinger by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un univers différent by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
R. Laughlin, prix Nobel de physique, propose un bilan sur l'état de sa discipline et expose sa vision globale de l'univers. Il démontre que les réalités physiques environnantes sont régies par de puissants principes d'organisation et non par ce qui se passe au niveau du tout petit. La loi physique ne peut être découverte que par l'expérience et non en descendant dans l'infiniment petit
Der Letzte macht das Licht aus : Die Zukunft der Energie by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un universo diferente : la reinvención de la física en la edad de la emergencia by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crímenes de la razón : el fin de la mentalidad científica by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un universo diverso : reinventare la fisica da cima a fondo by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hang'ugin, taŭm yŏngung ŭl kidaryŏra = Looking for a hero by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mente y materia : ¿Qué es la vida? : sobre la vigencia de Erwin Schrödinger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crimini della ragione : strategie occulte di protezione della conoscenza by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butsurigaku no mirai = A different universe ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emergent quantum certainty by Robert B Laughlin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oppenheimer lecture given by Prof. Robert B. Laughlin, Physics & Applied Physics, Stanford University in which he states: Physical science has given us two astonishing examples of exactness from inexactness: the Josephson effect and the quantum Hall effect. Both are quantum-mechanical in nature, yet both are accurate to 10 significant figures. Both are caused by, and evidence for, powerful high-level physical organizational principles, exact in the thermodynamic limit, encoded only indirectly by the underlying laws of quantum mechanics, and independent of microscopics. The exactness of these effects has deep epistemological implications for physical science. Everything we measure with great accuracy rests ultimately on a principle of organization. The central task of physics in our time is the identification and enumeration of collective organizing principles of nature, including potentially the principles of life
A different universe reinventing physics from the bottom down by Robert B Laughlin ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In [this book, the author] argues that we haven't reached the end of science at all - not even close We've only reached the end of a certain kind of reductionist thinking. If instead of looking for ultimate theories we consider the world of emergent properties - meaning the properties, such as the hardness and shape of a crystal, that result from the organization of large numbers of atoms - suddenly the deepest mysteries are as lose as the nearest ice cube or grain of salt. [He] goes further: the most fundamental laws of physics - such as Newton's laws of motion or quantum mechanics - are in fact emergent. They are properties of large assemblages of matter, and when their exactness is examined too closely, it vanishes into nothing. -Dust jacket
Bu tong de yu zhou by Robert B Laughlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Science and the ultimate reality celebrating the vision of John Archibald Wheeler and taking it forward into a new center of discovery ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The program honored the vision of John Archibald Wheeler in his 90th birthday year. The challenge was to take this vision forward into a new century of discovery. Wheeler is renowned as both a research leader and as an extraordinary teacher for many of the 20th century's most creative physicists. The symposium brought together over 300 accomplished leaders and visionary younger scientists to explore some of the most perplexing questions in physics and cosmology. Speakers include Freeman Dyson, Anton Zeilinger, Nicolas Gisin, J. Richard Gott, Daniel Greenberger, Mary Rowe, Lucien Hardy, Juan Maldacena, Wojciech Zurek, Bryce DeWitt, Max Tegmark, Raymond Chiao, Christopher Monroe, Nideo Mabuchi, Aephraim Steinberg, Jaroslav Pelikan, Philip Clayton, Kitty Ferguson, Timothy Ferris, Charles Harper, Andreas Albrecht, Andrei Linde, Joao Magueiro, Lisa Randall, Lee Smolin, Robert Laughlin, George Ellis, Marcelo Gleiser, and Stuart Kauffman. Topics include a tribute to Wheeler, theory and experiment of quantum reality, and cosmology
 
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Alternative Names
Laughlin, Robert
ラフリン, ロバート・B
Languages
English (49)
German (16)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
Korean (1)
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