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The Resource Time reborn : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe, Lee Smolin

Time reborn : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe, Lee Smolin

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Time reborn : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe
Title
Time reborn
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from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe
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Lee Smolin
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eng
Summary
"From one of our foremost thinkers and public intellectuals, a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face--from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles--come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond--from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world"--
Summary
"From one of our foremost thinkers and public intellectuals, a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into thefundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face--from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles--come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, withhuge implications for physics and beyond--from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world"--
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10176121
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1955-
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Smolin, Lee
Dewey number
530.12
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB991.Q36
LC item number
S66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Quantum cosmology
  • Space and time
  • Quantum field theory
  • SCIENCE / Physics
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adult
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from the limits of physics to the future of the universe
Label
Time reborn : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe, Lee Smolin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-297) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Weight : the expulsion of time -- pt. 2. Light : time reborn
Control code
2013000389
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780547511726
Lccn
2013000389
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ill.
Label
Time reborn : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe, Lee Smolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-297) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Weight : the expulsion of time -- pt. 2. Light : time reborn
Control code
2013000389
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780547511726
Lccn
2013000389
Other physical details
ill.

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