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The trouble with physics

the rise of string theory, the fall of a science and what comes next

by Lee Smolin

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Methodology,
  • Physical laws,
  • Physics,
  • String models

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLee Smolin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 392 ;
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26643924M
    ISBN 100141018356
    ISBN 109780141018355
    OCLC/WorldCa181068310

    A brief recap of the state of theoretical physics: Quantum mechanics and particle physics have settled on the standard model, which provides an apparently complete inventory of fundamental particles and explains three of the four fundamental has been very experimentally successful up to and including the recent tentative observation of the Higgs boson, one of the .   This may render string theory highfalutin nonsense that has hijacked academic physics. Such is the thesis of The Trouble With Physics, a compelling new book by Lee Smolin, among the leading Author: Gregg Easterbrook.

    The Trouble with Physics is a groundbreaking account of the state of modern physics: of how we got from Einstein and Relativity through quantum mechanics to the strange and bizarre predictions of string theory, full of unseen dimensions and multiple universes. Pages in category "Physics books" The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

    In this groundbreaking book, the renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that physics—the basis for all other science—has lost its way. The problem is string theory, an ambitious attempt to formulate "a theory of everything" that explains all the forces and particles of nature and how the universe came to be. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.


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The Trouble with Physics: A Plea for Diversity in Quantum Physics In my hunger to learn more about quantum physics, which happens every years, I decided to tackle some more difficult books. I started with Brian Greens The Elegant Universe (), one the most well-known proponents of String Theory among non-physicist enthusiasts.4/5().

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The below review, however, is a bit of a critique: This is a great book about new developments in physics. It goes over the Super String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity sufficiently for the users to grasp their.

That is The Trouble with Physics, according to the title of a new book by Lee Smolin, a one-time physics wunderkind who in mid-career has founded the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. Smolin hasn't completely given.

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If you are the publisher or author of this book. One year ago Lee Smolin’s book “The Trouble with Physics” was published in the USA. One year I followed with astonishment the discussions, the accusations and the insults. One year later the excited state of the community has conveniently settled.

The Trouble With Physics NPR coverage of The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, And What Comes Next by Lee Smolin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and.

In this illuminating book, the renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that fundamental physics—the search for the laws of nature—losing its way. Ambitious ideas about extra dimensions, exotic particles, multiple universes, and strings have captured the public’s imagination—and the imagination of experts/5(18).

The Trouble with Physics offers a lucid introduction to general relativity, quantum mechanics, and string theory itself, before becoming more judgmental about the current state of the theory and its future prospects.

There is plenty to worry or complain about when it comes to string theory, but Smolin's concerns are not always particularly.

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made influential contributions to the search for a unification of physics. He is a founding faculty member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His previous books include The Trouble with Physics, The Life of the Cosmos and Three Roads to Quantum Gravity.

The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next is a book about the history of physics from Coper-nicus forward.

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Lee Smolin's book The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next is ostensibly about why string theory can't solve what he calls the Five Great Problems in theoretical physics: 1.

"Combine general relativity and quantum theory into a single theory that can claim to be the complete theory of nature" i.e. "the problem of quantum.

Theoretical physicist Smolin argues that the study of physics has lost its way in the past two decades, largely because string theory has captured the imagin. With clarity, passion, and authority, Smolin offers an unblinking assessment of the troubles that face modern physics, and an encouraging view of where the search for the next big idea may lead.

“The best book about contemporary science written for the layman that I have ever read.” —The Times (London)5/5(1).succeeded in doing when he wrote The Trouble with Physics. The book’s shortcomings are nevertheless troublesome.

Keywords: Strings, Poincaré, Einstein, special relativity, Grossmann, Hilbert, Noether, general relativity, action. INTRODUCTION I wish to cast a light on Lee Smolin’s recent publication, The Trouble with Physics [1]. Lee Smolin.