Multiversal Journeys

Quantum Physics, Mini Black Holes, and the Multiverse

Debunking Common Misconceptions in Theoretical Physics

Authors: Terning, J., Poirier, B., Nomura, Y., Nekoogar, F.

  • Seeks to clarify some common public misconceptions about particle physics, quantum physics, and cosmology
  • Uses non-technical language to address each topic, yet includes sections with sufficient technical depth for the interested reader
  • Written by leading experts in the fields of theoretical physics and cosmology, currently active in research
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About this book


"Modern physics is rife with provocative and fascinating ideas, from quantum mechanics to the multiverse. But as interesting as these concepts are, they are also easy to understand. This book, written with deft hands by true experts in the field, helps to illuminate some of the most important and game-changing ideas in physics today."

                                                                                                 Sean M. Carroll

 

"The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved. "  

                                                                                                Lawrence M. Krauss


This book explores, explains and debunks some common misconceptions about quantum

physics, particle physics, space-time, and Multiverse cosmology. It seeks to separate

science from pseudoscience.

The material is presented in layperson-friendly language, followed by additional technical

sections which explain basic equations and principles. This feature is very attractive

to non-expert readers who nevertheless seek a deeper understanding of the theories,

and wish to explore beyond just the basic description.

Multiversal Journeys™ is a trademark of Farzad Nekoogar and Multiversal Journeys, a

501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.


About the authors

Professor John Terning is a Professor of Physics at University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. He was also a researcher at Boston University, University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. Professor Terning was a staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. John Terning’s research Interests include theoretical particle physics, electroweak symmetry breaking, supersymmetry, cosmology, extra dimensions, and AdS/CFT correspondence. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and his research papers have over eight thousand citations.   

Professor L. William Poirier is Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Professor and also Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Distinguished Faculty Member at Texas Tech University, in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and also the Department of Physics. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, followed by a chemistry research associateship at the University of Chicago. He is also the recipient of a DoE Early Career Award, and the TTU Tribute to Teachers Award. His research interest lies in understanding and solving the Schroedinger equation of quantum mechanics, from both foundational and practical perspectives. In 2009, he developed a new theory of quantum mechanics without wavefunctions, together with an interpretation that has now come to be known as “many interacting worlds.” He is also the recent author of A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics (Wiley, 2014).

Professor Yasunori Nomura is director of the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics. He received his Ph.D from University of Tokyo in 2000. After serving as a Miller research fellow at University of California, Berkeley and as an Associate Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, he was appointed to the faculty of University of California, Berkeley in 2003. Professor Nomura is a leading theoretical physicist working on particle physics, quantum gravity, and cosmology. He developed theories of grand unification in higher dimensional spacetime and constructed the first realistic composite Higgs model in which the Higgs boson arises from a symmetry breaking. He also proposed that the eternally inflating multiverse is the same thing as quantum many worlds. Professor Nomura is a recipient of the DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, and Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
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  • Due: January 30, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41709-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $29.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 2, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41708-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Physics, Mini Black Holes, and the Multiverse
Book Subtitle
Debunking Common Misconceptions in Theoretical Physics
Authors
Series Title
Multiversal Journeys
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41709-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41709-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41708-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
Topics