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Higgs:The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’

Higgs:The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

So since the biggest news in the world of science these days is the discovery of Higgs boson, let’s check out something related. “Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the “God Particle” is a brand new book about the discovery of the famous particle. The author, Jim Baggott digs deep into the history of the particle and does […]

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Hidden In Plain Sight: The Simple Link Between Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Hidden In Plain Sight: The Simple Link Between Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Quantum mechanics and the general theory of relativity are the two great pinacles of theoretical physics. And despite the fact that they are perhaps the most used theories in modern physics, quantum mechanics and GR seem to be incompatible. They both predict some amazing phenomena, which is hard to comprehend. Nevertheless, these days many physicists […]

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The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Einstein’s general theory of relativity is not only a great theory that sheds some light on the secrets of the laws of physics in various frames of reference, but also a great tool in cosmology. By manipulating the equations of general relativity scientists gain new understanding of the universe and develop new hypotheses. Some of […]

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QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights and charisma, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult science concepts to the general public. That’s exactly what he does in his famous book “QED: The Strange Theory of Light” about quantum electrodynamics. This book is actually one of the first physics books I read and […]

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How the Hippies Saved Physics

How the Hippies Saved Physics

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“How the Hippies Saved Physics” is the title of the newest book by David Kaiser. And as you might guess from the cover it’s a very unique book. “How the Hippies Saved Physics” delves into forgotten corners of 20th century history of physics. Author tells the story of important innovations in quantum physics and personalities behind these […]

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The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

A few days ago we had a look at the TV series of the same name, so I think it’s appropriate to check out the book as well. So here we have another best-seller by Brian Greene, a theoretical physicist, who is famous for his research in string theory and popular science books including “The […]

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The Wonders of the Universe

The Wonders of the Universe

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today let’s have a look at another book by Brian Cox. This one is called “The Wonders of the Universe” and it was co-authored by Andrew Cohen. “The Wonders of the Universe” is based on the BBC TV series of the same name. In the book Cox leads the reader to a journey throughout the universe to […]

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Why is E=mc²?

Why is E=mc²?

| March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

So here we have another book by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. As you might guess from the title, the book deals with one of the most popular equations of all time. Like most of the books by Brian Cox this one is quite easy to read as it isn’t too mathematical. Brian Cox and […]

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