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Turok, Neil

Overview
Works: 35 works in 93 publications in 6 languages and 3,095 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: QB991.C92, 523.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Turok
Endless universe : beyond the Big Bang by Paul J Steinhardt( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Bang theory--the leading explanation for the origin of the universe--posits that space and time sprang into being about 14 billion years ago in a hot, expanding fireball of nearly infinite density. Over the last three decades, the theory has repeatedly had to be revised to address such issues as how galaxies and stars first formed and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up--let alone what caused the Big Bang in the first place. This book presents a bold new cosmology: Steinhardt and Turok recount remarkable developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory that together form the basis of their groundbreaking "Cyclic Universe" theory. According to this picture, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time, but the bridge to a past filled with endlessly repeating cycles, each accompanied by the creation of new matter and the formation of new galaxies, stars, and planets.--From publisher description
The universe within : from quantum to cosmos by Neil Turok( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turok explores the transformative scientific discovers of the past three centuries, from classical mechanics to the nature of light and the evolution of the cosmos, and shows how they created shifts in the organization of society. He argues that we are on the cusp of another major transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current digital age
Evolution of cosmic string networks by Andreas Johann Albrecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment on "High resolution simulations of cosmic strings I: network evolution" by D. Bennett and F. Bouchet by Neil Turok( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical dialogues in cosmology : Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 24-27 June 1996, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Princeton University by Critical Dialogues in Cosmology( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure formation in the universe by Robert G Crittenden( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phase transitions as the origin of large scale structure in the universe by Neil Turok( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From quantum to cosmos : the universe within by Neil Turok( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turok explores the transformative scientific discovers of the past three centuries, from classical mechanics to the nature of light and the evolution of the cosmos, and shows how they created shifts in the organization of society. He argues that we are on the cusp of another major transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current digital age
Endless universe : big bang, big crunch and beyond : rewriting cosmic history by Paul J Steinhardt( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the so-called Big Bang was part of an infinite cycle of colossal collisions between our known universe and a parallel world, drawing on developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory to illuminate the Cyclic Universe theory
An Answer to everything( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 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
Universo senza fine : oltre il big bang by Paul J Steinhardt( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massey Lectures 2012, Part 2 : Our Imaginary Reality( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of the 20th century, physicists discovered that the quantum world is qualitatively different than any classical world: nature's basic constituents just don't behave like anything anyone has ever seen in our everyday experience. In this lecture, Neil Turok takes us on a journey through the abstract, mathematical reasoning, built on experimental results, that allowed us to extend our intuition and understand this world that lies beyond what we can see. Quantum physics has led scientists from one triumph to the next. It forms the foundation of chemistry, explaining how molecules are held together. It explains superconductivity and a host of other extraordinary phenomena. It enabled the development of transistors, lasers, LEDs and all of our modern electronics. Now, the quantum world is our gateway to new opportunities – quantum computers, quantum communication, and a whole host of new technologies – with capabilities far beyond our wildest dreams
Massey Lectures 2012, Part 3 : What Banged?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Earth and all the planets and stars and galaxies form? How old is our universe? What "banged" at the moment of the big bang? We have a remarkably successful model of cosmology, but theorists are still asking these questions. We just don't know how the universe emerged from a cosmic singularity – the assumed starting point of the big bang. Today, scientists are exploring several possibilities for the origins of our universe. Neil Turok wonders if the big bang singularity was not the beginning of time, but a gateway to a pre-big bang universe. Theory and observation are tackling the big bang of our past, and they will determine whether it was really the beginning of everything, or merely the latest in a series of bangs, each of which produced a universe like ours
Massey Lectures 2012, Part 4 : The World In An Equation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past century, physicists have compiled a neat, one-line equation that describes how the world works according to all known physics. By combining the contributions of scientists from all different backgrounds and cultures, this ambitious formula seeks to describe the universe's machinations on every scale, from the subatomic to the largest bodies at the edges of space. It's a testament not only to what we know, but also to who we are. By its very existence, it celebrates the insights and perspectives that our different origins provide. Whether it's Emmy Noether, a Jewish woman teaching physics without pay, or Neil Turok, training the next Einstein at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, we're all in this together. But the formula is not yet complete, and other attempts to find a theory of everything, like string theory, have their own problems. Physics needs to step back, stop trying to squeeze data to arbitrarily fit equations, and find new ways of looking at the magic we have already discovered together
Massey Lectures 2012, Part 5 : The Opportunity of all Time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to the incredible pace of technology and the Internet, things are moving faster than ever before. There are advantages to this, but also disadvantages. Instant access to information is transforming the way we work and learn, but the speed of our lives leads to short-term thinking and isolation. Neil Turok says that "we are analog beings living in a digital world, facing a quantum future." That future has the potential to be a bright one. Surrounding ourselves with digital information accessed through digital devices may be an unnatural fit for our analog existence, but quantum computers – which can store and process nearly limitless information, and will be capable of things we have never seen before – could be the next leap forward in our evolution. But given how our technology shapes us, we need to be particularly mindful of how we shape our technology. So it's more important than ever to examine science's relationship with society. As scientists become more isolated, they lose their sense of a wider purpose. The pursuit of science becomes a series of academic or technical problems to be solved. Meanwhile, society hungers for new discoveries and technologies without understanding them. We need to connect our science to society, and to our humanity. In order to understand the cosmos, we need to understand ourselves, and vice versa
Beyond the big bang by Paul J Steinhardt( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is the distribution of matter and radiation in the universe so uniform? Why is space flat rather than curved, as Einstein's theory of general relativity suggests? To resolve these issues, the authors propose a very different model of the universe. They argue that it is without beginning or end, truly an Endless Universe
Massey Lectures 2012, Part 1 : Magic That Works( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything we know depends on the knowledge of people who came before us.  In this lecture, Neil Turok explores our understanding of the universal laws of nature, from Pythagoras and the Greek mathematicians to the present day. Many of the fundamental things we once believed to be true – how electricity and magnetism behave, for example – have been turned on their heads as we thought and observed and experimented. The laws of nature have evolved from a basic understanding of the world around us to complicated explanations of our interconnected world. Today, we are on the cusp of a new revolution: Quantum physics has revealed that the behavior of our universe is stranger than anyone – especially our ancestors – could have imagined. This lecture was taped live in St. John's, N.L
L'uomo e l'universo : dai quanti al cosmo by Neil Turok( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saikurikku uchūron : Biggu ban moderu o koeru kyūkyoku no riron by Paul J Steinhardt( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Najpomembnejše vprašanje je: Kaj je počilo? : Neil Turok, fizik by Neil Turok( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Neil Turok Cosmologist

Neil Turok fisico sudafricano

Neil Turok sørafrikansk fysikar

Neil Turok sørafrikansk fysiker

Neil Turok südafrikanischer theoretischer Physiker und Astrophysiker

Neil Turok sydafrikansk fysiker

Neil Turok Zuid-Afrikaans natuurkundige

Turok, Neil G.

Turok, Neil Geoffrey 1958-

Нил Турок

투록, 닐

トゥロック, ニール

ニール・トゥロック

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Critical dialogues in cosmology : Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 24-27 June 1996, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Princeton UniversityStructure formation in the universeEndless universe : big bang, big crunch and beyond : rewriting cosmic historyBeyond the big bang