A science writer explains the significance of Stephen Hawking´s work--in terms all of us can understand. Stephen Hawking was one of the most important astrophysicists of the last fifty years. After the publication of A Brief History of Time, he became an international celebrity. Though the book sold in the millions, few readers really grasped the significance of his groundbreaking work. Now popular Austrian science blogger Florian Freistetter, himself an astronomer, makes Hawking´s contributions accessible to everyday readers in this concise, very readable book. By focusing on the essentials, Freistetter deftly and entertainingly makes Hawking´s complex theoretical accomplishments understandable. Avoiding technicalities and jargon, he elucidates the great scientist´s fascinating work on black holes, gravitational waves, the big bang, and singularities. Concluding with an appreciation of Hawking as a science communicator and popularizer, Freistetter conveys the importance of Hawking´s scientific research in terms that nonspecialists can follow.
The Universe in a Nutshell: Stephen Hawking
The Universe in a Nutshell: Stephen Hawking
The Universe in a Nutshell: Stephen W. Hawking
The Universe in a NutshellAudio-CDvon Stephen HawkingEAN: 9780553714494Inhalt: 4 Audio-CDsErscheinungsjahr: 2001Sprache: EnglischMaße: 157 x 139 x 30 mmLaufzeit: 240 MinutenAutor: Stephen HawkingVorleser: Simon PrebblePhysics, Science, Technik, Engli
At the very frontiers of science, professor Stephen Hawking invites you to be a fellow traveler on an extraordinary voyage through space-time. Full-color illustrations. Stephen Hawking´s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a Nutshell ? Quantum mechanics ? M-theory ? General relativity ? 11-dimensional supergravity ? 10-dimensional membranes ? Superstrings ? P-branes ? Black holes One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen´s terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science ? the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe ? from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks ´´to combine Einstein´s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman´s idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.? With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut. The Universe in a Nutshell is essential reading for all of us who want to understand the universe in which we live. Like its companion volume, A Brief History of Time, it conveys the excitement felt within the scientific community as the secrets of the cosmos reveal themselves.
Mit seinem Bestseller ´´Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit´´ wurde Stephen Hawking 1988 weltberühmt und zum Inbegriff des genialen Wissenschaftlers. In seinem neusten Buch wendet er sich nun Fragen zu, die Ende der achtziger Jahre selbst den hellsten Köpfen der Kosmologie nicht in den Sinn gekommen wären. In der für ihn typischen witzigen und bilderreichen Sprache und mittels 250 anschaulicher, atemberaubend schöner Farbillustrationen führt Hawking den Laien in das surreale Wunderland der modernen Raumzeitforschung ein.
Read by 5 CD´s Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is after the Grail of science-the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He involves us in the attempts at uncovering its secrets-from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality, and now, at the very frontiers of science, superstring theory and p-branes. He shares his eagerness to ´´combine Einstein´s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman´s idea of multiple histories into a complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe.´´ With characteristic exuberance, Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through spacetime.
´´This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to Einstein´s general theory of relativity, a subject of breathtaking beauty and supreme importance in physics. With his trademark blend of wit and incisiveness, A. Zee guides readers from the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics to the most exciting frontiers of research today, including de Sitter and anti-de Sitter spacetimes, Kaluza-Klein theory, and brane worlds. Unlike other books on Einstein gravity, this book emphasizes the action principle and group theory as guides in constructing physical theories. Zee treats various topics in a spiral style that is easy on beginners, and includes anecdotes from the history of physics that will appeal to students and experts alike. He takes a friendly approach to the required mathematics, yet does not shy away from more advanced mathematical topics such as differential forms. The extensive discussion of black holes includes rotating and extremal black holes and Hawking radiation. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell also provides an essential resource for professional physicists and is accessible to anyone familiar with classical mechanics and electromagnetism. It features numerous exercises as well asdetailed appendices covering a multitude of topics not readily found elsewhere. Provides an accessible introduction to Einstein´s general theory of relativity Guides readers from Newtonian mechanics to the frontiers of modern research Emphasizes symmetry and the Einstein-Hilbert action Covers topics not found in standard textbooks on Einstein gravity Includes interesting historical asides Features numerous exercises and detailed appendices Ideal for students, physicists, and scientifically minded lay readers Solutions manual (available only to teachers) ´´--