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The universe : leading scientists explore the origin, mysteries, and future of the cosmos

Author: John Brockman; Reality Club.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the wake of one of the most groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs in modern times, the March 2014 discovery of gravitational ripples from the Big Bang--an apparent confirmation of Alan Guth and Andrei Linde's theory of cosmic inflation--John Brockman of Edge.org has gathered together some of the world's best minds to explain the universe as we currently know it. The contributors--many pioneering theoretical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brockman; Reality Club.
ISBN: 9780062296085 0062296086
OCLC Number: 861210029
Notes: "Original works from the online pages of Edge.org"--Page ix.
"Edge.org presents Brian Greene, Alan Guth, Andrei Linde, Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, Lisa Randall, and more"--Cover.
"Fourth volume in the Best of Edge series"--Page ix.
"Edge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of 'The Reality Club' and as a living document on the Web to display the activities of 'The Third Culture' " (www.edge.org/about-us).
Description: xii, 379 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A golden age of cosmology / Alan Guth --
The cyclic universe / Paul Steinhardt --
The inflationary universe / Alan Guth --
A balloon producing balloons producing balloons / Andrei Linde --
Theories of the brane / Lisa Randall --
The cyclic universe / Neil Turok --
Why does the universe look the way it does? / Sean Carroll --
In the matrix / Martin Rees --
Think about nature / Lee Smolin --
The landscape / Leonard Susskind (with an introduction by John Brockman) --
Smolin vs. Susskind : the anthropic principle / Lee Smolin, Leonard Susskind (with an introduction by John Brockman) --
Science is not about certainty / Carlo Rovelli (with an introduction by Lee Smolin) --
The energy of empty spaces that isn't zero / Lawrence Krauss --
Einstein : an Edge symposium / Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Paul Steinhardt (with an introduction by John Brockman) --
Einstein and Poincaré / Peter Galison --
Thinking about the universe on the larger scales / Raphael Bousso (with an introduction by Leonard Sus[s]kind) --
Quantum monkeys / Seth Lloyd --
The Nobel Prize and after / Frank Wilczek --
Who cares about fireflies? / Steven Strogatz (with an introduction by Alan Alda) --
Constructor theory / David Deutsch --
A theory of roughness / Benoit Mandelbrot (with an introduction by John Brockman).
Other Titles: Origin, mysteries, and future of the cosmos
Responsibility: edited by John Brockman.
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"In the wake of one of the most groundbreaking scientific breakthroughs in modern times, the March 2014 discovery of gravitational ripples from the Big Bang--an apparent confirmation of Alan Guth and Andrei Linde's theory of cosmic inflation--John Brockman of Edge.org has gathered together some of the world's best minds to explain the universe as we currently know it. The contributors--many pioneering theoretical physicists and cosmologists, including Guth and Linde--provide an extraordinary picture of cosmology as it has developed over the past three decades." -- Provided by publisher.

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"Illuminating, mind-expanding. ... A spectacular, mind-bending read. " -- Brain Pickings

 
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