Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions is the debut non-fiction book by Lisa Randall, published in , about. Warped Passages has ratings and reviews. Manuel said: If you’re into Unfortunately, Lisa Randall’s Warped Passages is no better. Just like Hidden. WARPED PASSAGES Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions. By Lisa Randall. Illustrated. pp. Ecco/ HarperCollins.
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Books by Lisa Randall. You can stop reading here and take away my recommendation that you read this excellent book on how the universe may work. It’s not easy reading, but it’s worth the effort, as this book helps you real This book is an overview of modern particle physics as of and a surprisingly deep look at how the universe works at the sub-atomic level. Also some theories, related to the topic passgaes not covered at all.
Quotes from Warped Passages: Retrieved from ” https: If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
I think it does. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Don’t be fooled by the journo’s reassuring commentary on the cover.
More power to her elbow for doing so. I won’t begin to pretend that I completely wrapped my mind around everything aarped this book. I didn’t find this rqndall as irritating as some others around here seem to have found it. Kaluza—Klein theory in particular. It just seems ridiculous to use the media of 2-D words on paper with the occasional drawing to explain something as complex.
Since I read this on a pasaages in twenty minute intervals, I would find myself reading a passage knowing that she had explained a term two chapters ago but couldn’t remember how it was relevant to the current chapter and all I had to do was refer to the glossary. Randall describes what to expect from the LHC. Most chapters begin with an Alice in Wonderland like story that is meant to demonstrate the concept to be discussed.
But the book does. The goal of such a theory is to come up with a set of equations that could predict the outcome of any experiment.
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall
This book has a lovely analogy to explain why. The last couple chapters deal with theories of extra dimensions and how they might be perceived and detected. I highly recommend this book as well as watching her lectures online. Secondly, and in a similar vein, she created little “stories” to illustrate the concepts that are presented in each chapter. I was excited to buy this book, and looked forward to learning something useful about new science.
Comics do a better job with much less effort. A few weeks ago I came across an interesting blurb about Ms. I can well understand that Randall might have much to say about being female and a physicist, but there is a kind of thinly-hidden effort to impress us as a kind of uber-babe, a rock climbing, equation slinging woman who has her fair share of beauxs. Written inthis book presents an excellent overview of the previous couple of decades of work into Physics Beyond the Standard Model.
This isn’t a well established result yet, though. Unsure if I’d recommend but I would definitely reread it to see if my understanding changes. Throughout the middle section of the book, there is a growing emphasis on the urgency of resolving the hierarchy problem, or the question ‘why is gravity so weak? But if ideas are a vector we need to know where it’s starting from, and Prof. If you wanted to measure something at the plank scale, you’d need a massive amount of energy—so much, in fact, that long before you got there, this energy would collapse into a black hole, and then the very information you were looking for would be trapped behind the black hole’s event horizon, preventing you from ever seeing it.
There is a lot of material to cover to even understand what the Hierarchical Problem is and why it is such a big proble This is on the list of Brian Greene’s “Suggestions for Further Reading” in “The Hidden Reality”.
Perhaps if Warped Passages had been written ten or so years later there may have been more substance and less need for filler. But it also has a massive, gaping hole in the middle of it, a flaw that has consumed the efforts of several generations of physicists and continues The Standard Model of particle physics is the most successful scientific theory ever produced.
But, read this book no matter which you decide. Refresh and try again.
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions
The first and last fourths of the book were really interesting and mostly about new theories in particle physics. This book is ten years old now, but still presents an absorbing account of the efforts being made to unravel this mystery in a readable and approachable manner and is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to find out about string theory, supersymmetry and extra dimensions.
Jan 17, Ron rated it did not like it.
However, one gandall the major problems of this theory is that it is all talk theoretical but no substance no experimental evidence. We have to wait a little longer after the LHC data is completely analyzed and understood.
Jun 06, Cyndie rated it liked it Recommended to Cyndie by: So, why am Lisw so positive about this book? The summary of this book is as follows: The book would probably have flowed a bit more elegantly if the introduction to dimensionality were moved later in the work.
I love the intrigue but find the language a little difficult to rapidly read about one of my favorite subjects; however, Ms. She employs a few odd tools. The topic is mostly contemporary particle physics but to add the necessary depth and perspective she covers the late 19th century development of the original “atomic” models as well as classic physics topics such as: Any particles in a brane can never get out of the brane—all physical interactions remain within the brane.
As such she describes many first-hand events paesages impressions; perhaps these are beyond the expectations of some readers. Again, for myself these were neither offensive nor irritating, but not everyone may be as amused as I was by a few little left-leaning comments. Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions is the debut non-fiction book by Lisa Randallpublished inabout particle physics in general and additional dimensions of space cf.
Randall has actually made a very brave move in publishing this work, because her conjectures might be disproved or at least thrown into doubt by the results of LHC experiments whereas string theory as a general concept will neither be proved nor disproved because the Passagees doesn’t probe anywhere near the energy scales needed to do so.
From there the book continues with the 20th century revolutions that re-wrote all of the rules: