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The Resource A big bang in a little room : the quest to create new universes, Zeeya Merali

A big bang in a little room : the quest to create new universes, Zeeya Merali

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A big bang in a little room : the quest to create new universes
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A big bang in a little room
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the quest to create new universes
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Zeeya Merali
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eng
Summary
"What if you could become God, with the ability to build a whole new universe in the lab? As startling as it sounds, modern physics suggests that within the next two decades, scientists may be able to perform this seemingly divine feat-- to concoct an entirely new baby universe, complete with its own physical laws, star systems, galaxies, and even intelligent life. To create your own cosmos, you would need a particle accelerator, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva or one of the proposed next-generation colliders, a lot of physics know-how, and a bit of luck. A Big Bang in a Little Room will take the reader on a journey through the history of cosmology and unravel-- particle-by-particle, theory-by-theory, and experiment-by-experiment-- the ideas behind this provocative claim made by some of the most-respected physicists alive today. Beyond simply explaining the science, A Big Bang in a Little Room will also tell the story of the people who have been plugging away for more than thirty years to make this seemingly impossible dream a reality, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it as humans. A Big Bang in a Little Room will examine their extravagant plans, which include current and future space missions, accelerator runs, and table-top lab experiments to search for evidence supporting their ideas In the process, the book will ask deep philosophical questions about what it means for us, as humans, to begin to contemplate creating a new universe. Remarkable in its originality and ambition, A Big Bang in a Little Room is the ideal read for anyone seeking to understand the making of our universe-- as well as the others just waiting to be created"--
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An award-winning science writer provides a guided tour through the history of cosmology and uncovers why modern physicists believe that they will soon have the ability to create a brand new baby universe with its own physical laws, star systems and lifeforms
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10552527
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523.1
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the quest to create new universes
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A big bang in a little room : the quest to create new universes, Zeeya Merali
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-224) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
God's billboard : the cosmic microwave background -- Beyond space and time : the quantum realm -- Inflating the universe -- Bursting inflation's bubble -- Universe to multiverse -- The accidental universe makers -- A baby universe, a string multiverse, or God? : explaining our tailor-made universe -- The little bang theory : or, How to grow a universe from a monopole -- Postcards from the edge : detecting and communicating with our baby universe -- Living in the matrix : a self-regulation guide for universe-makers
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780465065912
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(hb)
Lccn
2016036546
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945232335
Label
A big bang in a little room : the quest to create new universes, Zeeya Merali
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God's billboard : the cosmic microwave background -- Beyond space and time : the quantum realm -- Inflating the universe -- Bursting inflation's bubble -- Universe to multiverse -- The accidental universe makers -- A baby universe, a string multiverse, or God? : explaining our tailor-made universe -- The little bang theory : or, How to grow a universe from a monopole -- Postcards from the edge : detecting and communicating with our baby universe -- Living in the matrix : a self-regulation guide for universe-makers
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780465065912
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2016036546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945232335

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