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Accidental Universe

ISBN-10: 0521286921
ISBN-13: 9780521286923
Edition: 1982
Authors: Paul Davies
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Description: Among the 'accidents of nature' discussed is the curious and unexpected concurrence of certain very large numbers computed from atomic physics and cosmology, apparently unrelated subject areas.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/9/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Among the 'accidents of nature' discussed is the curious and unexpected concurrence of certain very large numbers computed from atomic physics and cosmology, apparently unrelated subject areas.

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, writer and broadcaster. He received degrees in physics from University College, London. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney and has held previous academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Most of his research has been in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Davies has also has written many books for the general reader in the fascinating fields of cosmology and physics. He is the author of over twenty-five books, including The Mind of God, Other Worlds, God and the New Physics, The Edge of Infinity, The Cosmic Blueprint, Are We Alone?, The Fifth Miracle, The Last Three Minutes, About Time, and How to Build a Time Machine. His awards include an Advance Australia Award for outstanding contributions to science, two Eureka Prizes, the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society for Progress in religion. He also received the Templeton Prize for his contributions to the deeper implications of science. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour.

Preface
The fundamental ingredients of nature
Scales of structure
The delicate balance
Cosmic coincidences
The anthropic principle
Bibliography
Index

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