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# The Nature of Space and Time

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Foreword by Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE, FMedSci FAA, HonFREng

Lecture 1 - Classical Theory {Hawking}

Lecture 2 - Structure of Spacetime Singularities {Penrose}

Lecture 3 - Quantum Black Holes {Hawking}

Lecture 4 - Quantum Theory and Spacetime {Penrose}

Lecture 5 - Quantum Cosmology {Hawking}

Lecture 6 - The Twistor View of Spacetime {Penrose}

Chapter 7 - Th ...more

Foreword by Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE, FMedSci FAA, HonFREng

Lecture 1 - Classical Theory {Hawking}

Lecture 2 - Structure of Spacetime Singularities {Penrose}

Lecture 3 - Quantum Black Holes {Hawking}

Lecture 4 - Quantum Theory and Spacetime {Penrose}

Lecture 5 - Quantum Cosmology {Hawking}

Lecture 6 - The Twistor View of Spacetime {Penrose}

Chapter 7 - Th ...more

Paperback, 152 pages

Published
October 8th 2000
by Princeton University Press
(first published 1996)

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Shut the Fuck Up and Calculate (Or Not): "The Nature of Space and Time" by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose

"I have emphasized what I consider the two most remarkable features that I have learned in my research on space and time: (1) that gravity curls up space-time so that it has a beginning and an end; (2) that there is a deep connection between gravity and thermodynamics that arises because gravity itself determines the topology of ...more

لفت نظري في الكتاب في هو انتقاد هوكنج لنظرية الأوتار الفائقة وهو أمر أقرؤه له لأول مرة وإن كان نقدًا سريعًا في سطر واحد فإن كان لاذعًا حيث اختار عدم طرح النظرية لسببين الأول هو أنه لا توجد مشاهدات تؤيدها والثاني أنها غير واضحة أو جميلة رياضيًا.

"Io non chiedo che una teoria corrisponda alla realtà perchè non so quale sia questa realtà." Stephen Hawking

I momenti più belli passati leggendo questo dibattito tra Stephen Hawking e Roger Penrose, dibattito avvenuto nel 1994 all'Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences dell'Università di Cambridge:

1. ...ma almeno è in italiano?

2. Qualcosa capirò, tra tutte queste formule e leggi date per scontate...

3. Nope.

4. NOPE.

5. Lo rileggerò quando sarò meno capra...

6. *arrivata a pagina 130* " ...more

And ice cream castles in the air

And feather canyons everywhere

I've looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun

They rain and snow on everyone

So many things I would have done

But clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now

From up and down, and still somehow

It's cloud illusions I recall

I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels

The dizzy dancing way you feel

As every fairy tale comes real

I've looked at love that way

But ...more

But, armed with the internet, I persevered, more or less.

The science may be a bit dated, but s ...more

Reading this book, more ...more

"...time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again." Jean-Luc Picard

I found the information in this set of 3 lectures to be somewhat interesting but because I am not a student (or practitioner) of science I found it to be a bit too specific to the field of physics/quantum mechanics/advanced maths/etc. for my general interest.

That said, one big problem I have with thi ...more

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E' difficile definire questo libro un libro di divulgazione. In realt� si tratta di una serie di lezioni (tre a testa pi� una discussione finale) in cui gli autori dimostrano le proprie teorie in merito alla natura dello spaziotempo attraverso lo studio delle singolarit� nell'ambito della meccanica quantistica e della relativit� generale. Per farlo fanno ampio uso di strumenti matematici molto complessi. Per comprendere appieno le dimostrazioni � necessaria una conoscenza specialistica di matema
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Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. Ste
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“In a sense the debate between Penrose and Hawking is a continuation of that earlier argument, with Penrose playing the role of Einstein and Hawking that of Bohr.”
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