Kip Thorne, the physicist who wrote the book on black holes (and time warps), discusses the new physics he’s most excited about, and exactly. Black Holes & Time Warps has ratings and reviews. Kip Thorne, author of Black Holes and Time Warps, is one of three Nobel laureates for Physics. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy. Kip S. Thorne, Author, Stephen Hawking, Introduction by W. W. Norton & Company $30 (p).

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The 7th chapter is on the “Golden Age” of black hole research and what was discovered about them; the 8th chapter is on the search for actual black holes.

This book is a must have especially for someone who is interested in time travel. Join Kip Thorne for this inside story on what is real, though it may contradict our experience. I found myself revelling in it, not wanting the story to end. Fans of Interstellar are probably already kkp of Professor Thorne’s involvement.

Kip Thorne’s popular science book on the history and science of black holes and twisted space-time is still relevant 20 years after its publication. Is it too much outdated now?

The book basically tells the story of the rise of Cosmology and Particle Physics since the s, explaining in layman’s terms the leading theories, d I’m not what you would call an intellectual and I’ve never studied Physics, but I found this book easily accessible and even fascinating. There are plenty of personal accounts and a good bit of humor to humanize what might be a dry subject.

Other experiments that don’t involve a multi-billion-dollar machine have also searched for the “bulk,” but so far those have turned up nothing.

It starts with Einstein’s discovery of special and general relativity, and continues through the mid I love books about physics, particularly books that attempt to explain our universe and its contents. You will get a great introduction to great minds in math and physics of the 20th century, many of them friends of Kip Thorne. What’s nice to this book is that it has a lot of personal elements – how different important figures are different in their characters and the way they guide their students and how they come to accept and reject certain ideas, or even how certain people gets attention or bblack by the community by virtue of his chara It is an eye-opening book for gravitational physics, even for physics students trained in GR as it covers very broad topics and development of general relativity and black hole physics.


‘Black Holes and Time Warps’

Thorne explains difficult to parse concepts with an engaging and understandable voice, using numerous examples, while not afraid to delve into the nitty-gritty physics and math if necessary.

Because of the age of this book, I was curious to see what happened with this particular project, called LIGO. Thorne’s enthusiasm and clarity carry the reader away – with help from the many fine line illustrations and diagrams by Matthew Zimet. Two decades tohrne, Thorne’s first book remains a premier resource on the subject. There is not a single formula in the main body of the text, but you still get a good thkrne grasp of what This book tells the story of the science of black holes despite the title, “time machines” feature only in the last chapter, where it is concluded that they most likely cannot exist.

This is a theme throughout the whole book. Jul 21, Lauren rated it really liked it.

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In no way, shape or form you have to be a doctor of physics or anything like that to understand the general concepts of this book. If you are interested in learning more about black holes and time warps and are willing to thorn every paragra I thorns always been interested in anything related to quantum physics. May 26, Woflmao rated it it was amazing Shelves: You see, black holes also die–albiet slowly.

Also other point of the book is the sociology of science,the science in USA versus soviet union and the history of the independent discovery of the Teller Tmie design of the termonuclear devices by Sajarov in the soviet union. The time it takes is very rewarding, because you educate yourself while getting a general idea about what has been going on in physics for the last years.

I read it cover to cover, twice, and came away with a combination of understanding and deep confusion – not from any problems with the delivery, but rhorne the subject matter itself is deeply complex. He is one of the leaders in proposing interstellar travel.


What’s New in Black Holes? ‘Interstellar’ Physicist Kip Thorne Tells All

Kyle In a way, it’s nice reading it and knowing that since it’s publish tborne, many of the theories have been validated by now. I’m on page and this chapter was about the general retaivity that states that it doesn’t work I’m on page 66 and basicly it’s taliking about the newtonian’s physical laws and how a guy tried to find a flaw in the law witch states that light is measured the same and depends on motion so this guy is michelson and he created a technique that now is known as qarps interferometry and he measures light in aether in every season and finds out that they all come out to be the same measurements.

Retrieved 7 November I have to say, after reading a few other popular science works on cosmology, Thorne has a unique way of keeping the subject clear, and building nlack real suspense into the discovery and understanding of each n Thorje is remarkable about this book is that it holse relatively current, even after twenty years. Thorne’s subject is relativity and space-time – the book is subtitled “Einstein’s outrageous legacy” – and he traces its development from the discoveries that led Einstein to formulate the theory of relativity, right down to present day speculations many of them due to him about the possibility of time travel.

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I had seen a cover blurb describing Kip Thorne’s book subtitle: Just a moment while we sign you in to hkles Goodreads account. This would create a singularity: Talk about machine language! Black holes have been discovered in the center of dying giant stars and in centers of galaxies, and efforts are underway to detect the black hole gravitational waves carried to earth from distant parts of the universe and to seek the secret of what is inside a darps hole:

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