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Void : the strange physics of nothing

Author: James Owen Weatherall
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press : Templeton Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Foundational questions in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Owen Weatherall's previous book, The Physics of Wall Street, was a New York Times best-seller and named one of Physics Today's five most intriguing books of 2013. In his newest volume, he takes on a fundamental concept of modern physics: nothing. The physics of stuff--protons, neutrons, electrons, and even quarks and gluons--is at least somewhat familiar to most of us. But what about the physics of nothing?  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Owen Weatherall
ISBN: 9780300209983 0300209983 9780300230734 0300230737
OCLC Number: 945946572
Description: 196 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue : much ado about nothing --
The plenum and the void --
Waves of space itself --
The nothing nothings --
Epilogue : why nothing really matters : quantum gravity and beyond.
Series Title: Foundational questions in science.
Responsibility: James Owen Weatherall.

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