John-D Barrow

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  • Oxford University Press

  • Paru le : 06/03/2000
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In this fascinating and entertaining collection of essays, acclaimed cosmologist and writer John D. Barrow addresses the many questions that we ponder in our quest to discover the universe. Key topics are: the popularity of Big Science, and physics and cosmology in particular; life on other planets; issues of time and space and quantum reality; the ancient foundations of science, mathematics, and their most modern expression - complexity theory; and how science relates to religion and aesthetics. Taken as a whole, these thought-provoking essays provide a rich introduction to contemporary scientific debate. 'Only John Barrow could have assembled this delightful book of diverse essays, which touches on everything from the deepest secrets of Creation to the nature of art and aesthetics. Witty, whimsical, and always thought-provoking and entertaining, Barrow takes us on a wild, intellectual joyride through the mysteries of space-time and the mind.' Michio Kaku 'Immensely readable book... Barrow's literary style is likewise a delight. Full of delicously witty turns of phrase... this ranges from the quiet elegence of his format essays to the pithy prose of his reviews' THES
    • The popularisation of science
    • Life in the Universe
    • Theories of everything-even gravity
    • Mathematics
    • Simplicity and complexity
    • Aesthetics
    • Time
    • Quantum reality
    • Religion and science
    • Cosmology
  • Date de parution : 06/03/2000
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • Collection : popular science
  • ISBN : 0-19-288041-1
  • EAN : 9780192880413
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 274 pages
  • Poids : 0.305 Kg
  • Dimensions : 12,9 cm × 19,6 cm × 1,7 cm

Biographie de John-D Barrow

John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, and Director of the Millenium Mathematics Project, a new programme to raise the profile of mathematics amongst young people and the general public. His principal area of scientific research is cosmology, and he is the author of several highly acclaimed books about the nature and significance of modern developments in physics, astronomy, and mathematics, including The Left Hand of Creation, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, The World Within the World (a revised edition of which, entitled The Universe that Discovered Itself, is to be published in 2000), Theories of Everything, Pi in the Sky, The Origin of the Universe, The Artful Universe, and Impossibility.
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