The Future of Spacetime

The Future of Spacetime

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A group of leading physicists--Stephen Hawking, Kip S. Thorne, Igor Novikov, Timothy Ferris, and Alan Lightman--paints a vivid portrait of the possible future of black holes, gravity holes, and time travel in six readible essays that explore the deepest mysteries of the universe.

Norton Pub
Where the science of black holes, gravitational waves, and time travel will likely lead us. Our minds tell us that some things in the universe must be true. The New Physics tells us that they are not, and in the process, blurs the line between science and science fiction. Here are six accessible essays by those who walk that line, moving ever further out in discovering the patterns of nature, aimed at readers who share their fascination with the deepest mysteries of the universe. Richard Price: "An Introduction to Spacetime Physics" Stephen Hawking: "Chronology Protection" Igor Novikov: "Can We Change the Past?" Kip S. Thorne: "Speculations about the Future" Timothy Ferris: "On the Popularization of Science" Alan Lightman: "The Physicist as Novelist"

Book News
Price (theoretical physics, U. of Utah) introduces five essays based on popular talks given on June 3, 2000 honoring California Institute of Technology physicist Kip Thorne. Novikov, Hawking, Thorne, Ferris, and Lightman speculate about time travel, trends in linking quantum theory with relativity, and popularizing science in fact and fiction. Includes explanatory figures, photos, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002
ISBN: 9780393020229
0393020223
Branch Call Number: 530.11 Future 2002
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hawking, Stephen 1942-

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