Kip Thorne, the physicist who wrote the book on black holes (and time warps), discusses the new physics he’s most excited about, and exactly. Astrophysicist Kip Thorne’s book on the black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne’s willingness to. Black Holes & Time Warps has ratings and reviews. Kip Thorne, author of Black Holes and Time Warps, is one of three Nobel laureates for Physics.

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It has been dismantled and a successor instrument is about to take up the search. This classic was first published in hardback in Oppenheimer usando cuartos llenos de computadoras, Chandrasekhar escribiendo papeles en un barco. We’d never seen breaking waves. This book is free of marketing strategies of the publisher as the author shares his knowledge with the reader to his best of abilities to make everyone understands it even by offering few simple calculations and formulas.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Black Holes Kip Thorne is an eccentric author who reveals scientific enterprise of quantum gravity and black holes research in a simple language. I think the book itself will be a strong force. Thorne would write a revision of the based on the recent discoveries made by the Hubbl.

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To me some concepts were holew bit hard to understand for example electromagnetic vacuum fluctuations or virtual particles. It reminds me of few lines from the work of William Blake here: Calla studied physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is originally from Sandy, Utah.

May 14, ala rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a tucked away footnote, Thorne restates Thogne formula that mass and energy “are really different names for the same concept.

Thorne would write a revision of the based on the recent discoveries made by the Hubbl This classic was first published in hardback in To me some concepts were a bit hard to understand for examp I bought this book in randomly, but never had the chance to read it until recently.

By signing up you agree to W. Sagan’s request made Thorne realize the value of thought experiment Kip Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Physics at Caltech, tgorne best known to the general public for his wormhole “time machine” proposal. Of the book, The New York Times wrote, “the close and sometimes difficult reasoning it embodies is lightened by a deft, anecdotal approach, and by the author’s whimsical drawings and diagrams. You’ve come to the right place.


I had seen a cover blurb describing Kip Thorne’s book subtitle: He is also crazy enough to take bet with peers for things such as Penthouse magazine and annoy his wife and family with Mormon heritage. Black holes and time warps is a wonderful, exciting book. Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy is a popular science book by physicist Kip Thorne. There are books we love and books we hate, and then there are books that irrevocably change our lives; for me, that book is “Black Holes and Time Warps” by Kip Thorne.

Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb More. On gravity, we know that mass attracts matter and energy, but what is it about mass that gives it the power to attract?

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Thorne, the Feynman Professor ajd Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: Jul 21, Lauren rated it really liked it. Norton Company first published September 22nd And science really is an extremely powerful force for solving them.

We get rare first hand insights of scientific styles and temperament, and his personal involvement in various aspects of timf holes research and his interaction with scientists all over the world especially those from former Soviet Union and the tohrne of communism on black hole research. Overall this is an outstanding work of science literature, even though it is 20 years old.

Do not be discouraged by the size of the book pages. Thorne refers to spacetime “fabric,” but it’s not clear This book about gravity and black holes seems more like a detailed history of the last years of physics, particularly the effort to unite quantum mechanics with Einstein’s relativity theory.

There is not a single formula in the main body of the text, but you still get a good conceptual grasp of what This book tells the story of the science of black holes despite the title, “time machines” feature only in the last chapter, where it is concluded that they most likely cannot exist.

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy

Were the sun a black hole, the distant star’s light passing near it would be greatly displaced, just as the text in a book would be moved and distorted as you pass a magnifying lens over it.


Sometimes it’s even funny, like when Professor Thorne describes an incident where he made a bet with Stephen Hawking about the existence of black holes and when sufficient proof settled the bet, Hawking, with the help of a group of students, broke into Thorne’s office at Cal Tech to sign off on the bet, which was written out on a document displayed on the office wall.

Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe?

This book is basically a manual on how to go forward in time. Feb 09, Eppursimuov3 rated it it was amazing. Talk about machine language!

Proceeding separately from theoretical research into relativity, and with the refinement of radio astronomyastrophysics began to produce unusual observations of extremely intense radio sources, which were apparently located outside of the Milky Way. It is what many other books about their subject ought to have been and were not Einstein showed that light has mass, though very little, and is therefor affected by gravity.

This sounds like it could have made for dry reading, but the personalities as well as trials and political conflicts that affected the personalities involved bring the events to life on a very human level.

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He and his colleagues Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss have been honored for their contribution to the observation holew gravitational waves. Want to learn what happens to stars when they die, but warp lack a post-doc in astrophysics? Thorne’s book is not exactly light reading the paperback is a hefty pagesbut that doesn’t stop it from being a page-turner. The idea that as stars become increasingly massive their fate takes them to different endpoints – white dwarfs, neutron stars and finally black holes, is clearly explained with many diagrams and side comments.

His diagram on time and space p.

More recently, theorists showed that the crushing death would also come from below. Jul 23, Lora Carney rated it really liked it Shelves: There are plenty of personal accounts and a good bit of humor to humanize what might be a dry subject.