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Void : The Strange Physics of Nothing
by James Owen Weatherall


Overview - The rising star author of The Physics of Wall Street explores why nothing may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics
James Owen Weatherall s previous book, The Physics of Wall Street, was a New York Times best-seller and named one of Physics Today s five most intriguing books of 2013.
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Overview
The rising star author of The Physics of Wall Street explores why nothing may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics
James Owen Weatherall s previous book, The Physics of Wall Street, was a New York Times best-seller and named one of Physics Today s five most intriguing books of 2013. In his newest volume, he takes on a fundamental concept of modern physics: nothing. The physics of stuff protons, neutrons, electrons, and even quarks and gluons is at least somewhat familiar to most of us. But what about the physics of nothing? Isaac Newton thought of empty space as nothingness extended in all directions, a kind of theater in which physics could unfold. But both quantum theory and relativity tell us that Newton s picture can t be right. Nothing, it turns out, is an awful lot like something, with a structure and properties every bit as complex and mysterious as matter. In his signature lively prose, Weatherall explores the very nature of empty space and solidifies his reputation as a science writer to watch."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300209983
  • ISBN-10: 0300209983
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 224

Series: Foundational Questions in Science

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