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. Astrophysicist Kip Thorne’s book on the black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne’s willingness to. 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.

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I especially like the way the experts guide their students in this book explained in every bit of important development and how ideas come to be disagreed or agreed between students and mentors.

There is no independent time, alike for everyone everywhere. After a catchy opening on board a space ship that “time-travels” to the largest black hole in the universe, we learn about Newton, Einstein, Oppenheimer, quantum gravity, weak and strong forces, space-time, wormholes and various other juicy concepts that unite and divide Star Trek fans the world over.

Thorne wrote this book in and therefore twenty-two years before t Kip Thorne, author of Black Holes and Time Warpsis one of three Nobel laureates for Physics of Start Over More Quizzes. The book features a foreword by Stephen Hawking and an introduction by Frederick Seitz.

There are more weird things in this book than in a carnival freak show, yet all of them have stood up to the warrps testing that has been devised.

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

Basically, I can sum up what I wrote above in just two words: Feb 25, Simon Mcleish rated it really waeps it Shelves: Calla Cofield joined the crew of Space. Kip Thorne nicely put in these elements which prevented the book from being just another watered-down physics popularising book.

In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Only the speed of light is constant everywhere and always.

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne

I recommend this to almost everyone, Has a lot of concepts cleared, Love the Astronaut Story in the beginning, Scientific concepts put in the most elegant way, Must read for everyone, After reading this book And their collisions create wild oscillations in the rate of flow of time and in the whirling motions of spacein complicated vortex-like or whirlpool-like behaviors. This book is a must have especially for someone who is interested in time travel. Retrieved 23 February Test your knowledge of these wacky wonders.

Why is that not a good thing? There are photographs of people and illustrations and graphs explaining different concepts like space-time, hyperspace, Doppler shift etc. Ordinarily, one can easily lose the momentum of reading a book over pages long. I really like books like this.


You see, black holes also die–albiet slowly. The controversy on black holes has come to a pitch holles, with wild new theories and denials.

The book as a whole gave me a sense of the global scientific community, which can be co-operative beyond national lines or competitive on a more personal level and even kkp with as much ego as the acting world at times. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Yhorne I go into any type of store Blsck always picking up books that is similar to this book.

It is, in fact, surprisingly readable,and is stocked with helpful diagrams and illustrations to gui A fascinating if somewhat mind bending overview of the truly bizarre and non-intuitive nature of warsp space-time and general relativity.

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. Open Preview See a Problem? With this finding was born the modern era of molecular biology and genetics. It has been dismantled and a successor instrument is about to take up the search.

I underestimated this book.

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy

I bought this book in randomly, but never had the chance to read it until recently. There’s even some small solace for those who fear the inevitable end of our thorrne matter one day getting sucked into the inescapable maw of a singularity. However, I think it would appeal to me even now. Also that Antoine Also created the law of conservation of matter which is the first law in thermodynamic which states that as much heat you put in that is not as much energy you will get.

The idea that wnd stars become increasingly massive their fate takes them to different endpoints – white dwarfs, neutron stars and finally black holes, is clearly explained with many diagrams and side comments. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat There’s not a lot of math in the book, but it’s still heavy on the science and it is not what I would describe as a “light read.

Work by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar suggested that collapsing stars beyond a certain mass cannot be supported by degeneracy pressurebut this result was challenged by the more prestigious Arthur Stanley Eddingtonand was not fully accepted for several decades.

Thorne set the example that engaging the public is a worthwhile wzrps for a scientist. 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 michelson’s interferometry and he measures light in aether in every season and finds out that they all come out to be the same measurements.


He presents the development of physics up to the then-present day in a combination of theoretical sidebars and some very basic mathematics held together by character sketches, anecdotes, and biographies of those involved.

Kyle In a way, it’s nice reading it and knowing that since it’s publish date, many of the theories have been validated by now.

Since Kip Thorne recommended the construction blaco the first gravity wave interferometer at Caltech, he’s well placed to discuss the search. 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 goles interferometry and he measures light in aether in every season and finds out that they all come out to be the same measurements.

It starts with Einstein’s discovery of special and general relativity, and continues through the mid 90’s, focusing much of its attention on black holes. You’ve come to the right place. You will get a great introduction to great minds in math and physics of the 20th century, many of them friends of Kip Thorne. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use. He uses analogies whenever the concepts get very complex.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But these are not merely incidental biographical sketches to leaven the scientific exposition. Sometimes it’s even funny, like when Professor Thorne describes an incident where he made a bet with Stephen Hawking about the existence of black holes and when sufficient proof settled the bet, Hawking, with the help of a group of students, broke into Thorne’s office at Cal Tech to sign off on the bet, which was written out on a document displayed on the office wall.

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