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Randall, Lisa

Overview
Works: 3 works in 35 publications in 2 languages and 1,972 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q175.5, 500
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lisa Randall
Knocking on heaven's door : how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world by Lisa Randall ( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The latest developments in physics have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the universe: its make-up, its evolution and the fundamental forces that determine its operation. Knocking on Heaven's Door is an exhilarating and accessible overview of these developments and a rousing defence of the role of science in our lives. There could be no better guide than Lisa Randall: the bestselling author of Warped Passages is an expert on both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest) and is one of the most highly regarded theoretical physicists in the world. In Knocking on Heaven's Door she recounts the thrilling progress in our understanding of the universe from Galileo and Newton to Einstein and Feynman; she explores how we decide which scientific questions to study and how we go about answering them; and she examines the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty and truth in scientific thinking. Throughout, Lisa Randall explains with wit and clarity the latest ideas in physics and cosmology, including the aims of the biggest and most expensive machine ever built: the Large Hadron Collider, the enormous particle accelerator situated over a 100 metres below the French-Swiss border. More than 27 kilometres in circumference, it has within it the hottest spot in the galaxy as well as the coldest and features the most powerful supercomputer system of all time. One of the most illuminating science books 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
Knocking on heaven's door how physics and scientific thinking illuminate the universe and the modern world by Lisa Randall ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lisa Randall, the bestselling author of Warped Passages and one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, presents an exhilarating overview of the latest ideas in physics and offers a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives
Uchu no tobira o nokku suru by Lisa Randall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.11 for Knocking o ... to 0.47 for Uchu no to ...)
Alternative Names
ランドール, リサ
Languages
English (33)
Japanese (1)
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