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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin

Three Roads to Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin

| August 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

The theory of quantum gravity is often called the holy grail of modern physics, as it would unite the two most important theories in physics — quantum mechanics and general relativity. The great problem that physicists run into when trying to create the theory of quantum gravity is that Einstein’s general relativity and quantum mechanics […]

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Why Does the World Exist?

Why Does the World Exist?

| August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Why Does the World Exist?: Existential Detective Story” is a book tackling the great problem of existence. Why does something exists rather than nothing? Was it god that created the universe or was it some kind of physical process? If it was god, then what was before god? And so on… These questions seem to […]

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Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space” is a new book by Lisa Randall and it is currently in the no. 1 spot of the Amazon physics best-seller list. So, since the discovery of the Higgs is still a hot topic, let’s check out this cool little book.   Book Details File Size: 331 KB Print […]

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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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