Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Elegant Universe - Brian Greene (Audiobook)

There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics cannot both be right." Each is exceedingly accurate in its field: general relativity explains the behavior of the universe at large scales, while quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Yet the theories collide horribly under extreme conditions such as black holes or times close to the big bang. Brian Greene, a specialist in quantum field theory, believes that the two pillars of physics can be reconciled in superstring theory, a theory of everything.

Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties—"string theorists work to find approximate solutions to approximate equations"—Greene gives a tour of string theory solid enough to satisfy the scientifically literate. Amazon

E-book version: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene 

Files size: 450 MB
Format: MP3, 64 kbps/Prefaces read by the author

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Anonymous said...

Hope everyone is doing well. IMHO this is the best post coming along in a while.

Franco Vinicius Vieira said...

Look at this video ... most atheistic it is hard to find!

Unknown said...

multumesc, la mai multe audiobooks!

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