Cycles of Time

Cycles of Time

An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

Book - 2010
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One of our most distinguished scientists offers a radical new theory of the origin, and ultimate end, of the Universe.

Professor Sir Roger Penrose's groundbreaking and bestselling The Road to Reality provided a complete guide to the laws that govern our universe. In Cycles of Time, Penrose offers a completely new perspective on the often-asked question, 'what came before the Big Bang?' The answer that Penrose proposes involves a curious but fully rational way of looking at the expected ultimate fate of our acclerating expanded universe, and showing that its end can in fact be reinterpreted as the 'Big Bang' of a new universe.

Develops a fresh perspective on cosmology, providing an answer to the often-asked question, 'what came before the Big Bang'? This title presents an analysis the Second Law of thermodynamics - according to which the 'randomness' of our world is continually increasing - and an examination of the light-cone geometry of space-time.

Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2010
Description: xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780224080361
Branch Call Number: 523.1 Pen


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Oct 15, 2018

The book is very difficult to read. This is from me who has a a reasonable exposure to cosmology. I am by no means an expert. Penrose has a difficult time simplifying the concepts . After repeated attempts I am about to give up

Mar 12, 2012

Contains Sir Roger Penrose theory of Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. I won't comment on the theory except to say it is interesting. As far as reading the book goes I would say that this IS NOT the first book you should read on Cosmology. With no glossary you need to be familiar with the standard concepts of Cosmology and Physics.

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