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The Resource Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones

Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones

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Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility
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Bankrupting physics
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how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility
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Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has captivated the public's imagination with the promise that it can explain the origins of everything in the universe. It's no wonder that the media refers to it grandly as the 'God particle.' Yet behind closed doors, physicists are admitting that there is much more to this story, and even years of gunning the Large Hadron Collider and herculean number crunching may still not lead to a deep understanding of the laws of nature. In this fascinating and eye-opening account, theoretical physicist Alexander Unzicker and science writer Sheilla Jones offer a polemic. They question whether the large-scale, multinational enterprises actually lead us to the promised land of understanding the universe. The two scientists take us on a tour of contemporary physics and show how a series of highly publicized theories met a dead end. [They] systematically unpack the recent hot theories such as 'parallel universes,' 'string theory,' and 'inflationary cosmology,' and provide an accessible explanation of each. They argue that physics has abandoned its evidence-based roots and shifted to untestable mathematical theories, and they issue a clarion call for the science to return to its experimental foundation."--
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Unzicker, Alexander
Dewey number
530
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index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
QC6
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.U59 2013
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non fiction
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Jones, Sheilla
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  • Physics
  • Physics
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  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
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Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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2013004524
Dimensions
25 cm
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First edition.
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xi, 272 pages
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9781137278234
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2013004524
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unmediated
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illustrations
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Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/234/9781137278234/image/lgcover.9781137278234.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013004524
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 272 pages
Isbn
9781137278234
Lccn
2013004524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations

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