Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

Step-by-step in carroll's uniquely lucid way, he tackles the major objections to this otherworldly revelation until his case is inescapably established. We are on the threshold of a new understanding—of where we are in the cosmos, and what we are made of. Sean carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics.

Many of every one of us. Already hailed as a masterpiece, something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly transforms how we think about space and time. His reconciling of quantum mechanics with Einstein’s theory of relativity changes, well, everything.

We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. Quantum mechanics  has always had obvious gaps—which have come to be simply ignored. Copies of you are generated thousands of times per second. There are many, many Sean Carrolls. Rarely does a book so fully reorganize how we think about our place in the universe.

The many worlds theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is,  how impossible it is to understand.

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The big picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, Carl Sagan, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Daniel Dennett, and E.

Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. The instant new york times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it. Vivid. Impressive.

. Splendidly informative. The new york Times“Succeeds spectacularly.

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

One of the leading theoretical physicists of his generation, Carroll delivers a dazzling and paradigm-shifting theory of time's arrow that embraces subjects from entropy to quantum mechanics to time travel to information theory and the meaning of life. An accessible and engaging exploration of the mysteries of time.

Brian greene, author of the elegant Universe Twenty years ago, Stephen Hawking tried to explain time by understanding the Big Bang. From eternity to here is no less than the next step toward understanding how we came to exist, and a fantastically approachable read that will appeal to a broad audience of armchair physicists, and anyone who ponders the nature of our world.

. Now, sean carroll says we need to be more ambitious.

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

The instant new york times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it. Vivid. Impressive. Splendidly informative. The new york Times“Succeeds spectacularly. Science“A tour de force. Salonalready internationally acclaimed for his elegant, personal asides, sean carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, the cosmic level, our beliefs, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other.

Wilson for years to come. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us.

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The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?challenging leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman argues that while we should take our perceptions seriously, we should not take them literally. 40 illustrations; 8 pages of color illustrations E p dutton.

These impressions, though, are not objective reality. From examining why fashion designers create clothes that give the illusion of a more “attractive” body shape to studying how companies use color to elicit specific emotions in consumers, and even dismantling the very notion that spacetime is objective reality, The Case Against Reality dares us to question everything we thought we knew about the world we see.

. We observe a speeding car and do not walk in front of it; we see mold growing on bread and do not eat it. Just like a file icon on a desktop screen is a useful symbol rather than a genuine representation of what a computer file looks like, the objects we see every day are merely icons, allowing us to navigate the world safely and with ease.

The real-world implications for this discovery are huge. How can it be possible that the world we see is not objective reality? And how can our senses be useful if they are not communicating the truth? Hoffman grapples with these questions and more over the course of this eye-opening work. Ever since homo sapiens has walked the earth, natural selection has favored perception that hides the truth and guides us toward useful action, shaping our senses to keep us alive and reproducing.


The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe The MIT Press

Their conversation spills into another chapter “Hold on, you haven't told me about light yet”, and in a third chapter they exchange phone numbers. Two women sit in a sunny courtyard and discuss the multiverse, quantum gravity, and the anthropic principle. In the dialogues, johnson invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations, in graphic-novel form―written and drawn by Johnson―about “the nature of the universe.

The conversations take place all over the world, in restaurants, on trains, in museums, in what may or may not be Freud's favorite coffeehouse. A series of conversations about science in graphic form, on subjects that range from the science of cooking to the multiverse. Physicist clifford Johnson thinks that we should have more conversations about science.

The conversationalists are men, children, experts, women, and amateur science buffs. E p dutton. Science should be on our daily conversation menu, books, sports, along with topics like politics, or the latest prestige cable drama. The topics of their conversations range from the science of cooking to the multiverse and string theory.

Conversations about science, he tells us, shouldn't be left to the experts. After reading these conversations, we are ready to start our own.

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

E p dutton. With this grand tour of the universe, beginning to end, Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, science, creative expression, the quest for truth, and how our minds, myth, in coming to understand their own impermanence, religion, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, and our longing for the eternal.

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Until the end of time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end.

Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality--from quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes--Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed.

The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos

René descartes declared “the number of the heavens” to be indefinitely large, and as notions of the known universe expanded from our solar system to our galaxy, the debate about its multiplicity was repeatedly recast. In the number of the heavens, veteran science journalist Tom Siegfried traces the history of this controversial idea from antiquity to the present.

E p dutton. The award-winning former editor of science news shows that one of the most fascinating and controversial ideas in contemporary cosmology―the existence of multiple parallel universes―has a long and divisive history that continues to this day. We often consider the universe to encompass everything that exists, but some scientists have come to believe that the vast, expanding universe we inhabit may be just one of many.

. Today the controversy continues, extra dimensions of space, and a set of branching, as cosmologists and physicists explore the possibility of many big bangs, parallel universes. Then in 1277 the bishop of paris declared it heresy to teach that God could not create as many universes as he pleased, unleashing fervent philosophical debate about whether there might exist a “plurality of worlds.

As the middle ages gave way to the Renaissance, the philosophical debates became more scientific. In the 1980s, new theories about the big bang reignited interest in the multiverse. This engrossing story offers deep lessons about the nature of science and the quest to understand the universe. Ancient greek philosophers first raised the possibility of multiple universes, but Aristotle insisted on one and only one cosmos.

The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

Plume. Now, caltech physicist sean carroll documents the doorway that is opening—after billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland—into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books“A modern voyage of discovery.

Frank wilczek, nobel laureate, author of the Lightness of Being The Higgs boson is one of our era’s most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The particle at the end of the universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics—all grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.

E p dutton. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller.

What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics

For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's solipsistic and poorly reasoned Copenhagen interpretation. A thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science. New york times book reviewEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements.

Deeply detailed research, accompanied by charming anecdotes about the scientists. Washington Post E p dutton. What is real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth. An excellent, accessible account. Wall street Journal"Splendid. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl.

Plume. Indeed, questioning it has long meant professional ruin, David Bohm, yet some daring physicists, and Hugh Everett, such as John Bell, persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics.

Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

E p dutton. Plume. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode—a vast universe still largely undiscovered. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

The scientist they’re calling the next Stephen Hawking. The times magazinefrom the new york times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and the forthcoming The Order of Time, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are the elementary ingredients of the world? do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity.

The man who makes physics sexy.