The Universe in the Rearview Mirror

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror

How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

Book - 2013
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The "Ask a Physicist" columnist for 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
Branch Call Number: 539.725 Gol


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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).

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.

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