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Musser, George

Overview
Works: 31 works in 57 publications in 3 languages and 1,566 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC794.6.S85, 539.72
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Most widely held works about George Musser
 
Most widely held works by George Musser
Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything by George Musser( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality--the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be. It appears to be almost magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't come to terms with it, describing it as "spooky action at a distance." More recently, the mystery has deepened as other forms of nonlocality have been uncovered. This strange occurrence, which has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, and even the workings of gravity, holds the potential to undermine our most basic understandings of physical reality. If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it? Here, science journalist George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to explain it. Musser guides us on a journey into the lives of experimental physicists observing particles acting in tandem, astronomers finding galaxies that look statistically identical, and cosmologists hoping to unravel the paradoxes surrounding the Big Bang. He traces the often contentious debates over nonlocality through major discoveries and disruptions of the twentieth century and shows how scientists faced with the same undisputed experimental evidence develop wildly different explanations for that evidence. Their conclusions challenge our understanding of not only space and time but also the origins of the universe--and they suggest a new grand unified theory of physics.--Adapted from book jacket
The complete idiot's guide to string theory by George Musser( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that has captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a theory of everything set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves. --Publisher description
The complete idiot's guide to string theory : take your understanding of physics into a whole new dimension! by George Musser( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything," a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, listeners will learn the ideas behind the theories and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves"--Publisher's description
Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time-and what It means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything by George Musser( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally stop to ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time. The phenomenon-the ability of one particle to affect another instantly across the vastness of space-appears to be almost magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't quite resolve it, describing it as "spooky action at a distance." But this strange occurrence has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, and even the workings of gravity. If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it?In Spooky Action at a Distance, George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to understand it. Musser guides us on an epic journey of scientific discovery into the lives of experimental physicists observing particles acting in tandem, astronomers discovering galaxies that look statistically identical, and cosmologists hoping to unravel the paradoxes surrounding the big bang. Their conclusions challenge our understanding not only of space and time but of the origins of the universe-and their insights are spurring profound technological innovation and suggesting a new grand unified theory of physics
¿Hacia dónde va la humanidad?( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La unificacion de las fuerzas by George Musser( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofía del tiempo by George Musser( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cosmos extrano by George Musser( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estaba Einstein en lo cierto? by George Musser( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sin rayos de virgo by George Musser( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Como ir a Marte by George Musser( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Was Einstein right? by George Musser( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The climax of humanity by George Musser( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to go to Mars by Mark Alpert( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filosofia del tiempo by George Musser( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Welt im Jahr 2050 (Teil 1) : was wir jetzt entscheiden müssen, damit wir noch eine lebenswerte Zukunft haben by George Musser( )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

¿ Puede terminar el tiempo?: Sí y no. El final del tiempo se antoja por un lado imposible y, por otro, inevitable. Algunos avances recientes proponen una solución a esta paradoja by George Musser( )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nuestra experiencia cotidiana nos dice que nada acaba por completo. Al morir, la materia de la que hoy se compone nuestro cuerpo regresará a la tierra y al aire y, antes o después, participará en la creación de nueva vida. En cierto modo, la existencia se perpetúa. Pero ¿continuará tal proceso indefinidamente? ¿Podría llegar un momento más allá del cual no hubiera ningún "después"? La física moderna sugiere una respuesta afirmativa: el mismo tiempo podría terminar. Toda actividad cesaría y no habría renovación ni recuperación. La teoría en la que se basa nuestra comprensión actual de la gravedad (la relatividad general) contempla semejante panorama. Con anterioridad a Einstein se pensaba en el tiempo como en una especie de tambor universal, un son constante a cuyo ritmo marcha el cosmos sin variar, vacilar o detenerse. Pero Einstein demostró que ese ritmo del universo no es tan monótono. El tiempo puede frenarse o acelerarse. Según la relatividad general, la fuerza de la gravedad no es sino una manifestación de semejantes cambios de ritmo: los objetos en caída libre se ven atraídos hacia lugares en los que el tiempo transcurre más despacio
Perfiles : Andrš DUANY, abanderado del nuevo urbanismo by George Musser( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The complete idiot's guide to string theory
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George Musser American science writer

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English (30)

Spanish (14)

German (1)

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The complete idiot's guide to string theory : take your understanding of physics into a whole new dimension!