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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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Math Goes to Movies

Math Goes to Movies

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

I bet you’re thinking what kind of title is that, but actually there’s a lot of math related stuff in movies. Movies like Pi, Beautiful Mind, Stand and Deliver and even Die Hard have some amazing math-related moments, which are analysed in the book. However, it is well known that many movies also have a lot of bogus mathematics. […]

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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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How to Build a Habitable Planet

How to Build a Habitable Planet

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes to evolution, whether it’s evolution of live organisms or evolution of planets there’s a lot of confusion. That’s were the “How to Build a Habitable Planet” comes in. It is a book with a reputation of an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, which clears a lot […]

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The Meaning of Relativity

The Meaning of Relativity

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here we have a collection of Albert Einstein’s lectures delivered in Princeton University back in 1921. The book is basically introduction to both special and general theories of relativity plus an introduction on the pre-relativity physics. The book is quite simple, with almost  no diagrams, but the style is readable and clear. As for the […]

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The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself

| May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” is the full name of the book, and, as you might guess from the title, it’s another interesting book about neuroscience. To be more precise it’s about a relatively new branch of science called neuroplasticity, which is overthrowing the centuries-old […]

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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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The Story of 1

The Story of 1

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Among science documentaries, the ones about physics and technology seem to be dominating the screen these days. That’s why it’s always nice to see something a little different, for instance documentary about maths. So today let’s take a look at one of the earlier works including mathematician and a popular writer Marcus du Sautoy as […]

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