The Universe in the Rearview Mirror

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror

How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
The "Ask a Physicist" columnist for io9.com explains how space, time, and everything in between are shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven recent discoveries about the universe.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2013]
Description: xxii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780525953661
0525953663
Branch Call Number: 539.725 Gol

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
c
cadboy
Jan 19, 2018

Just like in The Big Bang Theory, this author has a sense of humor only a physicist would think is funny, and just like Sheldon, he has a rather pompous view of himself. If you want to understand symmetry, which the author does a poor job of explaining, and the Higgs boson and field, which he also doesn’t do a very good job of explaining, read The Particle At The End Of The Universe, much better explanation and you don’t have to put up with what the author believes is humor (no doubt his graduate students put up with it, they had to).

t
TimelyAbyss
Oct 29, 2013

Very well written and quite a page turner. Anyone interested in the current views of science on how and why the universe works will love this book. It is in similar vein to "A Universe in a Nutshell" by Stephen Hawking but explained much more colorfully and with nice humor thrown in.

Highly Recommended

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top