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Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets

Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
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Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
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  • ISBN: 9780571321827
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'A superbly written, riveting book.' MARTIN REES, Astronomer Royal

'I am overcome with admiration for its range and profundity. An amazing achievement.' MICHAEL FRAYN

'A wonderful book.' TOM STOPPARD

A groundbreaking exploration of how the interplay of physics and mathematics has enriched our understanding of the universe - essential reading for anyone who wants to grasp how physicists are attempting, in Stephen Hawking's words, to 'know the mind of God'.

Searching for the fundamental laws of the universe, physicists have found themselves developing ambitious mathematical ideas. But without observation and experiment as their guide, are they now doing 'fairy-tale physics' as their detractors claim?

In The Universe Speaks in Numbers, Graham Farmelo argues that today's greatest scientific minds are working in a tradition that dates back to Newton. He takes us on an adventure, from the Enlightenment to the breakthroughs of Einstein and Dirac, to the work of modern physicists and mathematicians shedding light on each other's disciplines, to their mutual surprise and excitement. This blossoming relationship is responsible for huge advances in our understanding of space and time - and as Farmelo explains, could redefine reality as we know it.

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I am overcome with admiration for its range and profundity. An amazing achievement. -- Michael Frayn

A wonderful book. -- Tom Stoppard

A superbly written, riveting book. -- Martin Rees

Fascinating and elegantly written. -- Manjit Kumar ― Guardian

'Farmelo deftly retraces the growing realisation that maths can unlock understanding of real phenomena . [he] provides a rich history of this interplay, along with a well-informed account of how it has worked in recent decades.' ― Irish Times

'A rich survey of the growing connections between pure mathematics and fundamental physics... Farmelo has worked in some of the world's most prestigious research centres and spoken to many leading theorists... rewarding.' ― Literary Review

As authoritative as it is fascinating. -- Marcus Chown ― Prospect

Farmelo tells the story with a keen eye for anecdotes, and the excitement of an eyewitness to an intellectual revolution. -- Amir Alexander ― Wall Street Journal

Powerful and eloquent . . . A must-read. ― Michela Massimi, Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Edinburgh

Crisply written, entertaining and extraordinarily well informed. -- Roger Highfield, Director of Science, Science Museum, London
Detalii
Autor FARMELO, Graham
An apariţie 2021
Editura Faber & Faber
Nr pagini 336
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: graham farmelo