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Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

| April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the best-selling biography titled “Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution” John Gribbin tells the story of one of the frontmen and leaders of the quantum revolution — Erwin Schrodinger. Schrodinger was not only an ingenious physicist, but also a serial seducer entwined in countless affairs, stories of which make this book one of the […]

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The Theoretical Minimum

The Theoretical Minimum

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of you who have no idea who Leonard Susskind is, perhaps the best description would be that he is “that guy who started off as a plumber and turned out to be one of the best theoretical physicists”. But besides that, Susskind is quite famous for being a good teacher, always working on […]

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The Universe Within by Neil Shubin

The Universe Within by Neil Shubin

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Once Neil deGrasse Tyson, after being asked what is the most astounding fact, said that it is undoubtedly the fact that the atoms that formed our planet and our bodies are the same atoms, which came from stars — the universe is within us. The book by Neil Shubin is in many ways an expansion of this […]

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The Tao of Physics

The Tao of Physics

| January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Modern physics, in many ways, is so full of wonders and counterintuitive results, that it seems rather natural that it is often compared with mysticism. This is especially apparent when talking about quantum mechanics, which, ever since its creation in the beginning of the 20th century, attracted attention from those with an interest in occult […]

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Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy 2nd Edition

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy 2nd Edition

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seems like a good time to update our video section. So throughout my random stumblings on YouTube I found this guy Dr. Alex Filipenko. Alex Filippenko received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech in 1984 and joined the University of California, Berkeley faculty in 1986, where he is currently the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished […]

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About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

| October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week I would like to take a look at a new book by Adam Frank — “About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang”. And I know what some of you might be asking right now — aren’t there already enough cosmology books for laymen? And it’s absolutely true that […]

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How to Destroy the Universe

How to Destroy the Universe

| September 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes to physics books I like to classify them in two categories: serious books that are meant to actually teach you physics and books for fun, which entertain and possibly amaze you. Usually, professional physicists are not so fond of the latter ones, but I think they have one great advantage — they can motivate […]

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The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

An American Film Festival Award winner, this 13 volume series attempts a massive survey of science, from flint tools to the theory of relativity. This co-production of BBC and Time-Life Films offers a great journey through the history to observe the evolution of human understanding now in a digitally re-mastered quality. So let’s take a closer look. […]

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