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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

ISBN-10: 0465078362
ISBN-13: 9780465078363
Edition: 2002
Authors: Lee Smolin
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made important contributions to quantum gravity. He was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University. He is a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His earlier books explore philosophical issues raised by contemporary physics and cosmology: Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, The Trouble with Physics, and Time Reborn.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: The quest for quantum gravity
Points of departure
There is nothing outside the universe
In the future we shall know more
Many observers, not many worlds
The universe is made of processes, not things
What we have learned
Black holes and hidden regions
Acceleration and heat
Black holes are hot
Area and information
How to count space
Knots, links and kinks
The sound of space is a string
The present frontiers
The holographic principle
How to weave a string
What chooses the laws of nature?
Epilogue: A possible future
Glossary
Suggestions for further reading
Index

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