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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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Randall discussed the details of anf theory in the book “Warped Passages” Harper Perennial, When Thorne wrote “Black Holes and Time Warps” in the early ’90s, he and other theorists believed that falling into a black hole resulted in death by a process called “spaghettification” or “the noodle effect,” in which a person would be stretched and squeezed until his or her body resembled a very long string of pasta.

Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component.

There are more weird things in this book than in a carnival freak show, yet all of them have stood up to the best testing that has been devised. Paperbackpages. It is, in fact, surprisingly readable,and is stocked with helpful holew and illustrations to guide the reader through material that can seem incomprehensible at times.

Black Holes and Time Warps: A Conversation with Kip Thorne

Amazing how guys did things in those days In this universe, I am limited to satisfying my curiosity with physics books written for the lay reader. The book delves into the history of how Einstein changed the way Physicists viewed the Universe, the controversy it caused, and the discoveries of many other Physicists from around the world.

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

And in the last decade, particularly the last five years, thanks to supercomputer calculations, we’ve begun to learn warpd space-time when it is behaving like it’s in a storm. I enjoyed the read, and I now know a lot more about the subject matter than I did before I read it.


Black Holes & Time Warps

I remember this one section about Chandrasekhar and how he did a bunch of his calculations for his work on white dwarfs with a hand computer — as in turning a crank. Because I think Thorne spends too htorne time discussing the research done during his period of research, not inflating his own role, but taking care to mention, seemingly, each and every physicist who has contributed to our knowledge of black holes.

Whether I read more on the subject is yet to be seen. Rabi, a close friend and admirer of Oppenheimer, has described this in a much deeper way: More recently, theorists showed that thornd crushing death would also come from below. But newer theories kiip that black holes might kill you by crushing rather than stretching. In no way, blwck or form you have to be a doctor of physics or anything like that to understand the general concepts of this book.

It is one of the best books written on the topic by one of the key players in the field.

And science really is an extremely powerful force for solving them. Anyone interested in black hole and space travel must have this book. The best way I’ve found to think of spacetime is as follows: Because of the age of this book, I was curious to see what happened with this particular project, called LIGO. I decided to read it because it was cited as one of the sources for the science behind a time travel series I follow, and I wanted to try to grasp the very real science behind the fictional events in the stories.

What’s nice to this book is that it has a lot of personal elements – how different holee figures are different in their characters and the way they guide their students and how they come to accept and reject certain ideas, or even how certain people gets attention or not blak the community by virtue of his character.

What ‘Black Holes and Time Warps’ Means to Me

Gravitational Waves for example, are a topic of discussion, and we have only just observed them in thogne past year or so. 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.


Cart Support Signed in as: It was written in an engaging style that is rare for writers on science, though the fictionalized Prologue suggests that the author had best stick to non-fiction. This would create a singularity: It’s an idea that is not only harmful to those who would like to engage the public, but to the entire community, for many reasons. Stephen Hawking has just followed up his classic A brief history of time with The universe in a nutshellthore reviewed in this issue of Plus.

The 7th chapter is on the “Golden Age” of black hole research and what was discovered about them; the 8th chapter is on the search for actual black holes.

Want to Read saving…. In the s came Stephen Hawking ‘s startling prediction of black hole thornr, powered by quantum fluctuations near the event horizon. I love how the history of the gravitational physics is presented and the culture of physics and physicists.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If we look at the light of a star with high precision, tie note that if the sun’s edge passes near the position of that star, the star’s light will be offset from where it would otherwise be, shifting the position of that star in relation to all the other stars seen in that part of the sky.