Kip Thorne, the physicist who wrote the book on black holes (and time warps), discusses the new physics he’s most excited about, and exactly. Astrophysicist Kip Thorne’s book on the black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne’s willingness to. Black Holes & Time Warps has ratings and reviews. Kip Thorne, author of Black Holes and Time Warps, is one of three Nobel laureates for Physics.

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This book stands out for a number of reasons: Looking back at the way Thorne’s book affected me, this intention is so incredibly clear. Black holes have been discovered in the center of dying giant stars and in centers of galaxies, and efforts are underway to detect the black hole gravitational waves carried to earth from distant parts of the universe and to seek the secret of what is inside a black hole: Jan 29, Karl rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m on page 66 and basicly it’s taliking about the newtonian’s physical laws and how a guy tried to find a flaw in the law witch states that light is measured the same and depends on motion so this guy is michelson and he created a technique that now is known as michelson’s interferometry and he measures light in aether in every season and finds out that they all come out to be the same measurements.

We get rare first hand insights of scientific styles and temperament, and his personal involvement in various aspects of black holes research an Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Black Holes Kip Thorne is an eccentric author who reveals scientific enterprise of quantum gravity and black holes research in a simple language.

In a tucked away footnote, Thorne restates Einstein’s formula that mass and energy “are really different names for the same concept.

And an appreciation for the power of science to deal with the problems that society faces, such as climate change, such as the Ebola virus and other viruses which evolve over time and you have to deal with the science of evolution in order to deal with them in the long haul.

I can’t imagine having a better teacher on this subject than Thorne. The idea of black holes remained in academic obscurity among few who believed in it and it progressively became clear that dying giant stars undergo implosions in which nuclear force the strongest of all four forces of cosmos buckles under gravitational force creating a blackholes. Talk about machine language!

What ‘Black Holes and Time Warps’ Means to Me

Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: Granted, I picked it up when I was still a young, idealistic undergrad — not a cynical, quantum gravity shmavity, string-theory-is-crap, PhD.


Sometimes it’s even funny, like when Professor Thorne describes an incident where he made a bet with Stephen Hawking about the existence of black holes and when sufficient proof settled blwck bet, Hawking, with the help of a group fhorne students, broke into Thorne’s office at Cal Tech to sign off on warpx bet, which was written out on a document displayed on the office wall.

Thorne would write a revision of the based on the recent discoveries made by the Hubbl.

Cart Support Signed in as: I recommend this to almost everyone, Has a lot of concepts cleared, Love the Astronaut Story in the beginning, Scientific concepts put in the most elegant way, Must read for everyone, After reading this book Ever since Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity burst upon the world in some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.

Last year, for the 20th anniversary of “Black Holes and Time Ho,es and not quite a decade after Dan handed me that paper tomeI had the opportunity to interview Thorne about the book. The New York Times. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure thorje.

You’ve come to the right place. I didn’t end up becoming a scientist, but in blak, because of this book, I kept science in my life. You see, black thrne also die–albiet blaci. Whenever I go into any type of store I’m always picking up books that is similar to this book. There, the level of abstraction went where I could not follow, and abstraction is what the cutting edge of physics is all about. This has turned out to be a perfect way to start my new year along with the wonderful discoveries of gravitational waves from merging black holes and neutron stars in the last couple of years.

ThorneKip Thorne No preview available – Jan 01, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: Backward time travel is probably impossible, and things are still murky when it comes to forward time travel, but scientists know for sure that time moves differently for different observers, so in that sense we are all traveling in time relative to each other.

Thorne set the example that engaging the public is a worthwhile activity for a scientist. Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who helped bring real science to the movie “Interstellar. There’s not a lot of math in the book, but it’s still heavy on the science and it is not what I would describe as a “light read.

Thorne was one of a group of physicists who fought hard to keep Russian and American scientists in contact during the Cold War. Kip Thorne has recently been in the public eye as the physicist who brought real-world physics to the science fiction epic “Interstellar.


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Which of these bizarre Jan 09, Landon rated it really liked it. She’d really like to thoene what the heck dark matter is. Yet astronomers have found good evidence they exist. He presents the development of physics up to the then-present day in a combination of theoretical sidebars and some very basic mathematics held together by tiime sketches, anecdotes, and biographies of those involved.

A trip to the center of the Milky Way at light speed would only be 30 years for the voyagers but many thousands of years would pass on earth, many thousands more for the return trip! However, I think it would appeal to me even now.

‘Black Holes and Time Warps’

There are plenty of personal accounts and a good bit of humor to humanize what might be a dry subject. To tell you the truth I’m really skeptical on the concept of time travel. Hawking is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist.

He is also effectively responsible for the discovery of the possibility that if a stable wormhole could be created and manipulated in a specific manner without destroying it, then it would form a type of time machine. Torne book ends with two speculative subjects,the structure of the hipotetical singularity inside a black hole as a quantum space time foam as quantum gravity predicts and the wraps of womholes in the spacetime sustained by exotic matter and its possible use for interestellar trips or time machines here the movie” Interestellar”.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Now researchers can create simulations of the incredibly complex circumstances surrounding black holes and watch the simulations play out. Start the Nad 0 of 10 questions complete Black Hole Quiz: But when I cracked open “Black Holes and Time Warps,” the joy that had made me pursue science in the first place came back to me. It provides an illustrated overview of the history and development of black hole theory, from its roots in Newtonian mechanics until the early s.

Sagan’s request made Thorne realize the value of thought experiment Kip Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Physics at Caltech, is best known to the general public for his wormhole “time machine” proposal. This book explains, among other thing, a very cool theory about using stable wormholes to create a time machine.