WorldCat Identities

Woit, Peter

Works: 3 works in 30 publications in 5 languages and 1,083 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC794.6.S85, 539.7258
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Woit
Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law by Peter Woit( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when scientific theory departs the realm of testable hypothesis and comes to resemble something like aesthetic speculation, or even theology? The legendary physicist Wolfgang Pauli had a phrase for such ideas: He would describe them as "not even wrong," meaning that they were so incomplete that they could not even be used to make predictions to compare with observations to see whether they were wrong or not." "In Peter Woit's view, superstring theory is just such an idea. In Not Even Wrong, he explains that what many physicists call superstring "theory" is not a theory at all. It makes no predictions, right or wrong, and this very lack of falsifiability is what has allowed the subject to survive and flourish." "Woit tells the story of how the field of particle physics arrived at its current state and how it is in some ways a victim of its own success. He describes the exciting dialogue between mathematics and physics as well as the important role that mathematical beauty plays in the ongoing quest for new levels of understanding."--Jacket
Sutoringu riron wa kagaku ka : Gendai butsurigaku to sūgaku( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topological charge in lattice gauge theory by Peter Woit( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.38 for Not even w ... to 0.88 for Sutoringu ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Not even wrong : the failure of string theory and the search for unity in physical law
Alternative Names
Peter Woit amerikansk fysikar

Peter Woit amerikansk fysiker

Peter Woit physicien amricain

Peter Woit US-amerikanischer Physiker

پیتر وویت فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

ウォイト, ピーター