Dreams of a Final Theory

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Hutchinson Radius, 1993 - 260 עמודים
The author's first book The First Three Minutes was about the earliest moments of the universe, this book looks at the smallest and most elusive things making up that universe. Until we have found them, we cannot understand the world at its deepest and most fundamental level - the level at which different forces and forms of matter interact. It is only by smashing particles into each other at energies of thousands of millions of volts that these even tinier particles will be revealed. The Superconducting Supercollider in Texas, an underground ring 54 miles long, will have that power. But this book is more than the story of this enterprise - it is also a presentation for the non-scientists of the theories themselves, and what guides scientists in their search for the final theory of matter. It is also about the power of deeper and deeper levels of explanation to explain something as simple as a piece of chalk. The author of this book is a Nobel prize-winning physicist and leader of the project to build the Superconducting Supercollider.

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ביקורת משתמש  - antao - www.librarything.com

(Original Review, 1992) I wear a giant panda suit outside a Panda Burger giving out promotional leaflets. As this job is a bit easy and I can do it without too much conscious effort .....the only ... קרא סקירה מלאה


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Weinberg's career has gone from boy wonder to Nobel laureate (Physics, 1979) to sage among particle physicists, combining creative talents with a zeal to explain. In The First Three Minutes (1977), he ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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מידע על המחבר (1993)

Born in New York City, Steven Weinberg was a high school and college classmate of Sheldon Glashow; both attended the Bronx High School of Science and Cornell University. Although Weinberg has made contributions as a theoretical physicist in cosmology, quantum scattering, and the quantum theory of gravitation, he is most widely known for his work with Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam, with whom he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics. Weinberg received a share of this honor for his formulation of the theory that unifies the relationship between the weak force and the electromagnetic force, including the capability to predict the weak neutral current. After receiving a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1957, Weinberg held postdoctoral positions at Columbia University from 1957 to 1959, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory from 1959 to 1960, the University of California at Berkeley from 1960 to 1966, Harvard University from 1966 to 1967, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1967 to 1969. He is married to a law professor, and they have one daughter.

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