The Nature of Space and Time (Issac Newton Institute Series of Lectures)

The Nature of Space and Time (Issac Newton Institute Series of Lectures) by Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose 069116844X 9780691168449
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From two of the worlds great physicists-Stephen Hawking and Nobel laureate Roger Penrose-a lively debate about the nature of space and time

Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einsteins general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the worlds most famous physicists-Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)-debate these questions.

The authors outline how their positions have further diverged on a number of key issues, including the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary versus cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox. Though much progress has been made, Hawking and Penrose stress that physicists still have further to go in their quest for a quantum theory of gravity.

The Nature of Space and Time (Issac Newton Institute Series of Lectures)

Author: Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 2015-09-22


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