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The Resource Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything, George Musser

Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything, George Musser

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Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything
Title
Spooky action at a distance
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the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything
Statement of responsibility
George Musser
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Language
eng
Summary
What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality-the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be. It appears to be almost magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't come to terms with it, describing it as "spooky action at a distance." More recently, the mystery has deepened as other forms of nonlocality have been uncovered. This strange occurrence, which has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, and even the workings of gravity, holds the potential to undermine our most basic understandings of physical reality. If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it? In Spooky Action at a Distance, George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to explain it. Musser guides us on an epic journey into the lives of experimental physicists observing particles acting in tandem, astronomers finding galaxies that look statistically identical, and cosmologists hoping to unravel the paradoxes surrounding the big bang. He traces the often contentious debates over nonlocality through major discoveries and disruptions of the twentieth century and shows how scientists faced with the same undisputed experimental evidence develop wildly different explanations for that evidence. Their conclusions challenge our understanding of not only space and time but also the origins of the universe-and they suggest a new grand unified theory of physics. Delightfully readable, Spooky Action at a Distance is a mind-bending voyage to the frontiers of modern physics that will change the way we think about reality
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Musser, George
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
M88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Space and time
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
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Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything, George Musser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-273) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Einstein's castle in the air -- The many varieties of nonlocality -- The origins of nonlocality -- Einstein's locality -- The great debate -- Nonlocality and the unification of physics -- Spacetime is doomed -- Conclusion : the amplituhedron
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780374298517
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010155
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn907494662
Label
Spooky action at a distance : the phenomenon that reimagines space and time--and what it means for black holes, the big bang, and theories of everything, George Musser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Einstein's castle in the air -- The many varieties of nonlocality -- The origins of nonlocality -- Einstein's locality -- The great debate -- Nonlocality and the unification of physics -- Spacetime is doomed -- Conclusion : the amplituhedron
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780374298517
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn907494662

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