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Quantum Space : Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe.

Author: Jim Baggott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The greatest challenge for physics is to combine its two most successful theories: general relativity and quantum mechanics. The resulting quantum theory of gravity would explain the universe across  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Baggott
ISBN: 9780198809111 0198809115
OCLC Number: 1081407960
Description: 448 pages
Contents: PrefaceProloguePart I: Foundations 1: The Laws of Physics are the Same for Everyone 2: There's No Such Thing as the Force of Gravity 3: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics 4: Mass Ain't What it Used To Be 5: How to Fudge the Equations of the UniversePart II: Formulation 6: To Get There I Wouldn't Start From Here 7: A Gift From the Devil's Grandmother 8: Our Second or Third Guess Solved the Equations Exactly 9: I Used Every Available Key Ring in Verona 10: Is There Really No Time Like the Present?Part III: Elaborations 11: Gravitons, Holographic Physics and Why Things Fall Down 12: Fermions, Emergent Particles and the Nature of Stuff 13: Relational Quantum Mechanics and Why 'Here' Might Actually be 'Over There' 14: Not With a Bang: the 'Big Bounce', Superinflation and Spinfoam Cosmology 15: Black Hole Entropy, the Information Paradox and Planck Stars 16: Close to the Edge: The Reality of Time and the Principles of the Open FutureEpilogue: A Few Questions, and Some AnswersEndnotesGlossaryBibliography

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The discovery and development of Loop Quantum Gravity has been a great adventure. Jim's story beautifully captures its insights and excitement. * Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Read more...

 
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