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About Time Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

ISBN-10: 0684818221
ISBN-13: 9780684818221
Edition: 1995
Authors: Paul Davies
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 4/9/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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
Prologue
A Very Brief History of Time
Whose time is it anyway?
The quest for eternity
Escape from time
Cyclic worlds and the eternal return
Newton's time and the clockwork universe
Einstein's time
Is the universe dying?
The return of the eternal return
The start of it all
It happens when it happens
Time for a Change
A gift from heavenGoodbye to the ether
A timely solution
Interlude
Stretching time
The puzzle of the twins
Goodbye to the present
Time is money
Timescape
Timewarps
The light barrier
Perpetual motion and the uphill struggle
Why time runs faster in space
The clock in the box
The best clock in the universe
The echo that arrived late
Going up in the world
Black Holes: Gateways to the End of Time
Warp factor infinity
A dark mystery
Penetrating the magic circle
A singular problem
Beyond the end of time
Are they really out there?
The Beginning of Time: When Exactly Was It?
The great clock in the sky
The big bang, and what happened before it
Older than the universe?
Einstein's greatest mistake
Two-timing the cosmos
Einstein's Greatest Triumph?
The handwriting of God
Did the big bang ever happen?
What's a few billion years among friends?
A repulsive problem
The loitering universe
Quantum Time
Time to tunnel
Watched kettles 166
Erasing the past
Spooky signals and psychic particles
Faster than light?
The time vanishes!
Imaginary Time
The two cultures revisited
How time got started
The Hattie-Hawking theory
Imaginary clocks
The Arrow of Time
Catching the wave
Signals from the future
A matter of time reversal
The particle that can tell the time
The lopsided universe
Backwards in Time
Into reverse
Thinking backwards
Antiworlds
Winding the clock back
Hawking's greatest mistake
A time for everybody
Time Travel: Fact or Fantasy?
Signaling the past
Visiting the past
Black-hole time machines
Wormholes and strings
Paradox
But What Time Is It Now?
Can time really flow?
The myth of passage
Does the arrow of time fly?
Why now?
Experimenting with Time
How long does the present last?
Now you see it, now you don't
Filling in time
Subjective time
The back door to our minds
The Unfinished Revolution
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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