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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Jan 09, Landon rated it really liked it. The book’s title includes “time warps” but “time” throughout this book remains a mystery.
She’d really like to know what the heck dark matter is. It also contains various clashes between people that is hallmark of science as human endeavour. And an appreciation for the power of science to deal with the problems that society faces, such as climate change, such as the Ebola virus and other viruses which evolve over time and you have to deal with the science of evolution in order to deal with them in the long haul.
When the reality of objects which possess an event horizon finally achieved broad acceptance, the stage was set thkrne a thorough investigation into the properties of such objects, yielding the surprising result that black holes have no hair —that is, that their properties are entirely determined by their mass, spin rate, and electrical charge.
It explains the process for acceptance of new ideas within that community, which I had no idea of before. Now if we could only make wormholes stable, manipulate them, and pass through them safely without radiation feedback Thorne would write a revision of the based on the recent hopes made by the Hubbl.
However, as a series, it rather shoots itself in the foot by omitting any listing of the other books; this one merely mentions that there are four earlier volumes, information of absolutely no help in identifying them. But what also set this book apart was that Thorne takes the reader down the path of discovery by talking about the people who made these discoveries, the challenges they faced, and their scientific process.
Christopher Nolan, director of the forthcoming movie “Interstellar” based the movie on some of the ideas in this book. And the anecdotes are also fascinating.
‘Black Holes and Time Warps’
Black holes are so bizarre, they sound unreal. Proceeding separately from theoretical research into relativity, and wqrps the refinement of radio astronomyastrophysics began to produce unusual observations of extremely intense radio sources, which were apparently located outside of the Milky Way.
Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy Kip S. In the movie “Interstellar,” the nad is called “the fifth dimension. I recommend this to almost everyone, Has a lot of concepts cleared, Love the Astronaut Story in the beginning, Scientific concepts put in the most elegant way, Must read for everyone, After reading this book An exciting part of the book timee me was the story of Grote Reber, a hobbyist in Wheaton, Illinois, who built his own backyard radio telescope and detected with low precision strong radio sources before professional astronomers knew about them.
Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne
Of the book, The New York Times wrote, “the an and sometimes difficult reasoning it embodies is lightened by a deft, anecdotal approach, and by the author’s whimsical drawings and diagrams. In the s came Stephen Hawking ‘s startling prediction of black hole evaporation, powered by quantum fluctuations near the event horizon. And their collisions create wild oscillations in the rate of flow of time and in the whirling motions of spacein complicated vortex-like or whirlpool-like behaviors.
This could happen with any and all of the material that had ever fallen into the black hole during its lifetime. I would imagine that, given their importance in twentieth century physics, quantum mechanics and relativity will be explained in every book in this series, and the length at which these explanations are repeated is really unnecessary.
This was a particularly good one.
Mar 01, Torne Hull rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found the book as interesting as many spy stories, and have only given it 4 stars instead of 5 because I had tim to learn something about time loops from it, which was not really touched on despite mention in the description. The book as a whole gave me a sense of the global scientific community, which can be co-operative beyond national lines or competitive on a more personal level and even riddled with as much ego as the acting world at times.
He’s a master of the scientific minutia and thoughtful about the big picture. Relativity is seen by the wildly different amount of time experienced by the astronauts compared to that on earth during their absence. May 14, ala rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to learn what happens to stars when they die, but you lack a post-doc in astrophysics?
And I would like to return that to the next generation. I first heard the name Kip Thorne during my third year working on an undergraduate degree in physics, when my friend Dan gave me a beat-up paperback copy of Thorne’s book, ” Black Holes and Time Warps: The book combines the history of the discoveries with the actual science in a very interesting manner; this is probably the best of the books I have read this month, apart from the classic by Weinberg, and the historical approach means that although the science is somewhat outdated the book really never becomes outdated, because the history is still the history.
After ho,es catchy opening on board a space ship that “time-travels” to the largest black hole in the universe, we learn about Newton, Einstein, Oppenheimer, quantum gravity, weak and strong forces, space-time, wormholes and various other juicy concepts that unite and divide Star Trek fans the world over.
Overall this is an outstanding work of science literature, even though it is 20 years old. And of course, there’s the awesome fact that Thorne loves weird science.
I can’t imagine having a better teacher on this subject than Thorne. A reference book of popular science on relativity,black holes,wormholes,time machines and its history.
What’s New in Black Holes? ‘Interstellar’ Physicist Kip Thorne Tells All
You don’t get much cooler than time-traveling wormholes. Black Holes and Time Warps: If we look at the light of a star with ti,e precision, we note that if the sun’s edge passes near the position of that star, the star’s light will be offset from annd it would otherwise be, shifting the position of that star in relation to all the other stars seen in that part of the sky.
Readers will find the occasional equation and lots of helpful images and diagrams.