The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology: Celebrating Stephen Hawking's Contributions to Phys (BOK)

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Based on lectures given in honour of Stephen Hawking's sixtieth birthday, this book comprises contributions from some of the world's leading theoretical physicists. It begins with a section containing chapters by successful scientific popularisers, bringing to life both Hawking's work and other exciting developments in physics. The book then goes on to provide a critical evaluation of advanced subjects in modern cosmology and theoretical physics. Topics covered include the origin of the universe, warped spacetime, cosmological singularities, quantum gravity, black holes, string theory, quantum cosmology and inflation. As well as providing a fascinating overview of the wide variety of subject areas to which Stephen Hawking has contributed, this book represents an important assessment of prospects for the future of fundamental physics and cosmology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521144087 Antall sider 906
Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 4,2cm Vekt 1760 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende E.P.S. Shellard, G.W. Gibbons, S.J. Rankin
Emner og form Particle & high-energy physics, Cosmology & the universe