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Smolin, Lee 1955-

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Works: 36 works in 193 publications in 11 languages and 6,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC6, 530.14
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Most widely held works by Lee Smolin
The trouble with physics : the rise of string theory, the fall of a science, and what comes next by Lee Smolin ( Book )
47 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A theoretical physicist describes the evolution of modern-day string theory, the flaws in the attempt to formulate a "theory of everything" to explain all the forces and particles of nature and the origins of the universe, and their repercussions for physics
Three roads to quantum gravity by Lee Smolin ( Book )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is a search for a view of the universe that unites two seemingly opposed pillars of modern science: Einstein's theory of general relativity, which deals with large scale phenomena like planets, solar systems and galaxies, and quantum theory, which deals with the world of the very small - molecules, atoms and electrons. In the last few years, physicists have made big steps toward their goal of a completely new theory of space, time and the universe, a "theory of everything." In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin, who has spent his career at the forefront of these new discoveries, presents the main ideas behind the new developments that have brought a quantum theory of gravity in sight. He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings and black holes. As he does so, he tells the stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies and intrigues he witnessed first hand."--Jacket
The life of the cosmos by Lee Smolin ( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmologist Lee Smolin offers a startling new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. In The Life of the Cosmos, Smolin cuts the Gordian knot of cosmology with a simple, powerful idea: "The underlying structure of our world," he writes, "is to be found in the logic of evolution." Today's physicists have overturned Newton's view of the universe, yet they continue to cling to an understanding of reality not unlike Newton's own - as a clock, an intricate mechanism, governed by laws which are mathematical and eternally true. Smolin argues that the laws of nature we observe may be in part the result of a process of natural selection which took place before the big bang. Smolin's ideas are based on recent developments in cosmology, quantum theory, relativity and string theory, yet they offer, at the same time, an unprecedented view of how these developments may fit together to form a new theory of cosmology. From this perspective, the lines between the simple and the complex, the fundamental and the emergent, and even between the biological and the physical are redrawn. The result is a framework that illuminates many intractable problems, from the paradoxes of quantum theory and the nature of space and time to the problem of constructing a final theory of physics. As he argues for this new view, Smolin introduces the reader to recent developments in a wide range of fields, from string theory and quantum gravity to evolutionary theory the structure of galaxies. He examines the philosophical roots of controversies in the foundations of physics, and shows how they may be transformed as science moves toward understanding the universe as an interrelated, self-constructed entity, within which life and complexity have a natural place, and in which "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood."
Time reborn : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe by Lee Smolin ( Book )
23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From one of our foremost thinkers and public intellectuals, a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face--from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles--come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond--from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world"--
An Answer to everything ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program 6: We now know that the universe had a beginning and how all the matter formed but there is still one outstanding question: how did the Big Bang begin? Stephen Hawking is joined by other leading scientists as they try to answer this question. Includes discussions of inflation theory, quantum mechanics, and string theory
Time reborn from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe by Lee Smolin ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face--from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles--come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary
The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time A Proposal in Natural Philosophy by Roberto Mangabeira Unger ( )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists
Time reborn by Lee Smolin ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond-- from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world" -- from publisher's web site
Die Zukunft der Physik : Probleme der String-Theorie und wie es weiter geht by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of string theory, the fall of a science and what comes next by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author argues that physics - the basis for all other science - has lost its way. He charts the rise and fall of string theory - an ambitious attempt to formulate 'a theory of everything' that explains all the forces of nature - and takes a fascinating look at what will replace it. Originally published: Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2006
A memorial to nature I : an installation by Elizabeth Turk by Elizabeth Turk ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las dudas de la física en el siglo XXI : es la teoría de cuerdas un callejón sin salida? by Lee Smolin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das demokratische Experiment : über die Zukunft von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spatiu, timp, univers : trei drumuri catre gravitatia cuantica by Lee Smolin ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Romanian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discovery of Time by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trzy drogi do kwantowej grawitacji by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitons and loops by Abhay Ashtekar ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Życie Wszechświata : nowe spojrzenie na kosmologię by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wu li xue de kun huo by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in quantum gravity by Lee Smolin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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スモーリン, リー
Languages
English (132)
French (10)
German (9)
Japanese (7)
Italian (6)
Chinese (4)
Romanian (3)
Polish (2)
Spanish (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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