Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe

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Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe

Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe

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Prachtig boek dat beschrijft hoe de natuurkunde van zwarte gaten verweven is met de wiskunde van quantum computing. Not that I want to throw your book into a black hole, but what would happen to it and the information that it contains if I tossed it in? De beschrijving van de formule voor de temperatuur van een zwart gat is natuurlijk ook superhandig om te hebben voor als je ooit in de buurt bent. In this book "Blackholes,the key to understanding the Universe,” authors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw provided a captivating and insightful exploration of this nature's mysterious creations - blackholes.

Some say it’s no problem, because they can never meet again, some say otherwise, but I’m not sure I understand exactly what they say lol. In his new book, physicist Brian Cox explores how black holes are like the Rosetta stones to a deeper understanding of not only our universe, but the very nature of reality itself. There’s time dilation, as well as the twin paradox – I liked the idea that you can “gain time” compared with stationary observers while accelerating, but this also can cut you off from some regions of spacetime (now some ideas in Death's End by Liu Cixin make more sense! A glowing stream of material from a star is disrupted as it was being devoured by a supermassive black hole surrounded by a ring of dust and illuminated by high-energy radiation.So, the black holes, as we say in the book, they're like Rosetta stones in the sense that they're forcing us to discover that there are different descriptions of our universe. Imagine that a pair of these particles, which would have come into existence and disappeared again, they can be configured such that one's on the inside of the horizon and one is on the outside of the horizon. Beginning with Stephen Hawking's work in the 1970s, it was understood that black holes are not only interesting from an astrophysical perspective, but they actually set up a fundamental clash of principle between the two great pillars of 20th and 21st century physics, which are Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum theory. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking's 1974 theory about black holes having a temperature kickstarted what has become a quantum revolution in astrophysics. Cox has written and presented numerous TV series for the BBC, including the Wonders Trilogy, Forces of Nature, The Planets and The Universe.

Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). So that means that the one on the inside is not coming out, but the upshot is the one on the outside that would have gone back and re-merged with its partner, essentially giving its energy back to the vacuum, can be made real and can escape into space. There’s an old saying I think by Stephen Hawking that every equation you include in a popular level science book will half the effective book sales. Originally thought to be so intellectually troubling that they simply could not exist, it is only in the past few years that we have begun to glimpse a new synthesis; a deep connection between gravity and quantum information theory that describes a holographic universe in which space and time emerge from a network of quantum bits, and wormholes span the void.It's a great shame, because the cutting-edge ideas delivered, however imperfectly, in the book are fascinating and profound. Maybe the next hundred pages will deliver the blindingly lucid insight I have been seeking all my life. Put in these terms, there is no greater or lesser mystery here than Wigner’s miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics. Not for nothing did Sir David Attenborough once proclaim: 'If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox.

Renowned physicist Brian Cox has dedicated his career to presenting complicated scientific ideas in an engaging way, from his popular BBC podcast "The Infinite Monkey Cage," to his frequently sold-out speaking events, to his bestselling books written with fellow physicist Jeff Forshaw. He has worked on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the HERA accelerator at DESY and the Tevatron accelerator at Fermilab. Rather we might conclude that the language of computing is well suited to describing the algorithmic unfolding of the cosmos.

This results in a paradox of essentially creating two copies of the same object / person: one spaghettified, one vaporized. From the perspective of the book or the astronaut, you can fall across the horizon into the interior of the black hole. In the 1930s, the proud Indian, the scientist from Chennai, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar developed the concept of the "Chandrasekhar limit," which describes the maximum mass that a white dwarf star can achieve without collapsing into a neutron star or a black hole. In this illustration, a supermassive black hole pulls a stream of gas off a star that passes too close. it’s definitely more in depth than some of their other books, but that was something i really loved about it!

In summary, my take with books like these is if you are going to read almost 300 pages about black holes, the nature of space and time and the fabric of reality itself, you might as well learn at least a little bit of the true math and physics if even at a highly superficial level. They have blazed a clear trail into forbidding territory, from the mathematical structure of space-time all the way to atom bombs, astrophysics and the origin of mass. I understood beforehand that, the faster one travels through space the slower time goes relative to the observer. At the heart of the Milky Way lies a supermassive black hole 4 million times more massive than our Sun. This is why, the authors argue at the end of the book, "it is vital that we continue to support the most esoteric scientific endeavours", because no one could have predicted that we would find such links in studying black holes (pg.This book by Cox and Forshaw could almost fit into Carrol’s as a replacement for his chapter on black holes - on steroids! But if you like to know more about the universe, and would like to really like to see how the real scientists go about it, try this book. A book, well, written, has the majestic power of making the reader feel much smarter than they are; bigger than they are yet at the same time, infinitely small and insignificant. But the things that I did understand were quite fascinating, although my brain slid off a few pages that looked like this and gave me a flashback to a college physics textbook that may have caused a few nightmares a couple of decades ago.

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