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Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics

Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider's Guide to the Future of Physics (Hardback)

By Alexander, Stephon

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A cosmologist argues that physics must embrace the excluded, listen to the unheard, and be unafraid of being wrong. Years ago, cosmologist Stephon Alexander received life-changing advice: to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks. In Fear of a ...Black Universe, Alexander shows that great physics requires us to think outside the mainstream -- to improvise and rely on intuition. His approach leads him to three principles that shape all theories of the universe: the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence. Alexander uses them to explore some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the big bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, he makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities. Compelling and empowering, Fear of a Black Universe offers remarkable insight into the art of physics.
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ISBN 9781541699632
Publisher Basic Books
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781541699632
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Basic Books
Imprint Basic Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Alexander, Stephon
Category Cybernetics & Systems Theory
Applied Mathematics
Chaos Theory
Science: General Issues
Cosmology & The Universe
Relativity Physics
Quantum Physics (Quantum Mechanics)
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 523.1
Weight 431g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cosmology, Physics - Research - Methodology, Research - Social aspects, Research - Philosophy
NBS Text Science: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade