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Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate our Universe
 

Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate our Universe (EPUB ebook)

By Randall, Lisa

We are poised on edge of discovery in particle physics and cosmology, and when these breakthroughs come, they will revolutionise what we think we know about universe, and modern world. This book guides us through ideas, charting the progress we have made in understanding universe... read full description below.

ISBN 9781448161966
Barcode 9781448161966
Published 22 November 2012 by Random House
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ISBN-13 9781448161966
ISBN-10 1448161967
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 22 November 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Category Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Physics
Physics: Theoretical Methods
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 530
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Description of this Electronic Book

Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2011.We are poised on the edge of discovery in particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest), and when these breakthroughs come, they will revolutionise what we think we know about the universe, and the modern world.Lisa Randall guides us through the latest ideas, charting the thrilling progress we have made in understanding the universe - from Galileo and Newton to Einstein and the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Yet it's about more than just physics - Randall explains how we decide what questions to ask; how risk, beauty, creativity and truth play a role in scientific thinking; and how answering the big questions will ultimately tell us who we are and where we came from.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In this fascinating book, Lisa Randall, professor of theoretical physics at Harvard, explains the experimental research at the LHC and the theories that try to anticipate what they will find

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Author's Bio

Professor Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University. Randall's studies have made her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists. She has also had a public presence through her writing, lectures, and radio and TV appearances. Her book Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions was included in the New York Times' 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall was included in the list of Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People' of 2007 and was featured in Newsweek's 'Who's Next in 2006' as 'one of the most promising theoretical physicists of her generation'. Randall has received numerous awards and honors for her scientific endeavors. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Randall is an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

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