Until the end of time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, myth, the quest for truth, creative expression, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, religion, science, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, and our longing for the eternal.
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe #ad - With this grand tour of the universe, beginning to end, Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality--from quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes--Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosVintage #ad - Everything. Here, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, Briane Greene, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each.
Using his trademark wit and precision, greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos #ad - . Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. The bestselling author of the elegant universe and the Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe?There was a time when "universe" meant all there is.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of RealityVintage #ad - Is space an entity? why does time have a direction? could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, mathematical concepts like String Theory, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience.
From newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, greene takes us all, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality #ad - From brian greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate TheoryW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A new edition of the new york times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter. Now with a new preface not in any other edition that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" New York Times Book Review.
Brian greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory #ad - Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom.
In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of SpacetimeDutton #ad - Rarely does a book so fully reorganize how we think about our place in the universe. Most physicists haven’t even recognized the uncomfortable truth: physics has been in crisis since 1927. Copies of you are generated thousands of times per second. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how impossible it is to understand.
There are many, many Sean Carrolls. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. The many worlds theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime #ad - Putting his professional reputation on the line with this audacious yet entirely reasonable book, Carroll says that the crisis can now come to an end. Quantum mechanics has always had obvious gaps—which have come to be simply ignored. Sean carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics.
Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Many of every one of us. We are on the threshold of a new understanding—of where we are in the cosmos, and what we are made of. Step-by-step in carroll's uniquely lucid way, he tackles the major objections to this otherworldly revelation until his case is inescapably established.
At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds Science Essentials Book 31Princeton University Press #ad - We may be poised to finally discover how dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and, with new telescopes, we are also lifting the veil on the era of cosmic inflation, which led to the creation of our world as we know it. Wrestling with the mysteries surrounding the initial moments that followed the Big Bang, At the Edge of Time presents an accessible investigation of our universe and its origin.
Hooper examines how we are using the large hadron Collider and other experiments to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang and test promising theories for how and why our universe came to contain so much matter and so little antimatter. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang.
At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds Science Essentials Book 31 #ad - At the edge of time focuses on what we have recently learned and are still striving to understand about this most essential and mysterious period of time at the beginning of cosmic history. Taking readers into the remarkable world of cosmology, Dan Hooper describes many of the extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world.
A new look at the first few seconds after the big bang—and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universeScientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13. 8 billion years.
Heaven and Hell: A History of the AfterlifeSimon & Schuster #ad - A new york times bestselling historian of early christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from, and why do they endure?What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven, 58% in a literal hell.
In heaven and hell, he assures us that even if there may be something to hope for when we die, he does the next best thing: by helping us reflect on where our ideas of the afterlife come from, there is certainly nothing to fear. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible.
Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife #ad - So where did the ideas come from? in clear and compelling terms, Bart Ehrman recounts the long history of the afterlife, ranging from The Epic of Gilgamesh up to the writings of Augustine, focusing especially on the teachings of Jesus and his early followers. Moreover, cultural, these views did not come from nowhere; they were intimately connected with the social, and historical worlds out of which they emerged.
He discusses ancient guided tours of heaven and hell, in which a living person observes the sublime blessings of heaven for those who are saved and the horrifying torments of hell for the damned. As a historian, ehrman obviously cannot provide a definitive answer to the question of what happens after death.
Only later, in the early Christian centuries, did they develop into the notions of eternal bliss or damnation widely accepted today. But eternal rewards and punishments are found nowhere in the Old Testament and are not what Jesus or his disciples taught.
Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of ConsciousnessPantheon #ad - In galileo's error, he has provided the first step on a new path to the final theory of human consciousness. And some even suggest that the mystery is so deep, it will never be solved. Some philosophers argue that consciousness is something "extra, " beyond the physical workings of the brain. Decades have been spent trying to explain consciousness from within our current scientific paradigm, but little progress has been made.
Now, philip goff offers an exciting alternative that could pave the way forward. Others think that if we persist in our standard scientific methods, our questions about consciousness will eventually be answered. From a leading philosopher of the mind comes this lucid, provocative argument that offers a radically new picture of human consciousness—panpsychism.
Galileo's Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness #ad - Understanding how brains produce consciousness is one of the great scientific challenges of our age. Rooted in an analysis of the philosophical underpinnings of modern science and based on the early twentieth-century work of Arthur Eddington and Bertrand Russell, Goff makes the case for panpsychism, a theory which posits that consciousness is not confined to biological entities but is a fundamental feature of all physical matter—from subatomic particles to the human brain.
Dark Matter and Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe Hot ScienceIcon Books Ltd #ad - All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial 5 per cent of everything. Something, named dark energy, is pushing it to expand faster and faster. Across the universe, this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly fourteen times greater than all the visible material in existence.
Dark Matter and Dark Energy: The Hidden 95% of the Universe Hot Science #ad - Brian clegg explains this major conundrum in modern science and looks at how scientists are beginning to find solutions to it. The rest is hidden. This could be the biggest puzzle that science has ever faced. Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around: they should fly apart, but something concealed holds them together.
That ’something' is dark matter – invisible material in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets. By the 1990s we also knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating.
The End of Everything: Astrophysically SpeakingScribner #ad - With the big bang, it went from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy, laying down the seeds for everything from dark matter to black holes to one rocky planet orbiting a star near the edge of a spiral galaxy that happened to develop life.
Guiding us through major concepts in quantum mechanics, The End of Everything is a wildly fun, and much more, string theory, cosmology, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know. Now, she unpacks them in the end of everything, with lively wit and humor, taking us on a mind-bending tour through each of the cosmos’ possible finales: the Big Crunch; the Heat Death; Vacuum Decay; the Big Rip; and the Bounce.
The End of Everything: Astrophysically Speaking #ad - But what happens at the end of the story? In billions of years, venturing out to distant space, humanity could still exist in some unrecognizable form, finding new homes and building new civilizations. Katie mack has been contemplating these questions since she was eighteen, when her astronomy professor first informed her the universe could end at any moment, setting her on the path toward theoretical astrophysics.
. But the death of the universe is final. From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look—in the bestselling tradition of Sean Carroll and Carlo Rovelli—at the five different ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in physics.
We know the universe had a beginning. What might such a cataclysm look like? And what does it mean for us? Dr.
The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed The MIT PressThe MIT Press #ad - But why the brain and not, three pounds of highly excitable matter, the liver? How can the brain, a piece of furniture in the universe, say, subject to the same laws of physics as any other piece, give rise to subjective experience? Koch argues that what is needed to answer these questions is a quantitative theory that starts with experience and proceeds to the brain.
Even a perfect software model of the brain is not conscious. The theory predicts that many, and perhaps all, animals experience the sights and sounds of life; consciousness is much more widespread than conventionally assumed. Its simulation is fake consciousness. An argument that consciousness, more widespread than previously assumed, is the feeling of being alive, not a type of computation or a clever hack.
The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed The MIT Press #ad - In the feeling of life itself, christof koch offers a straightforward definition of consciousness as any subjective experience, from the most mundane to the most exalted—the feeling of being alive. Psychologists study which cognitive operations underpin a given conscious perception. Neuroscientists track the neural correlates of consciousness in the brain, the organ of the mind.
Consciousness is about being. Consciousness is not a special type of computation—it is not a clever hack.