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Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones

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Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility
Title
Bankrupting physics
Title remainder
how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility
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Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has captivated the public's imagination with the promise that it can explain the origins of everything in the universe. It's no wonder that the media refers to it grandly as the 'God particle.' Yet behind closed doors, physicists are admitting that there is much more to this story, and even years of gunning the Large Hadron Collider and herculean number crunching may still not lead to a deep understanding of the laws of nature. In this fascinating and eye-opening account, theoretical physicist Alexander Unzicker and science writer Sheilla Jones offer a polemic. They question whether the large-scale, multinational enterprises actually lead us to the promised land of understanding the universe. The two scientists take us on a tour of contemporary physics and show how a series of highly publicized theories met a dead end. [They] systematically unpack the recent hot theories such as 'parallel universes, ' 'string theory, ' and 'inflationary cosmology, ' and provide an accessible explanation of each. They argue that physics has abandoned its evidence-based roots and shifted to untestable mathematical theories, and they issue a clarion call for the science to return to its experimental foundation."--
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Unzicker, Alexander
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530
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illustrations
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index present
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Translated from the German
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non fiction
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Jones, Sheilla
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  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Cosmology
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Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/234/9781137278234/image/lgcover.9781137278234.jpg
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Formerly CIP
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Shortcut -- ch. 1 Not too Pad, Homo sapiens, But... Reasons for Doubt: Something Is Rotten in the State of Physics -- ch. 2 Galileo Would Freak Out! A Quantum Leap in Measuring Devices: Why We Live in Fantastic Times -- ch. 3 A Speedy Revolution Why Cosmology Is Going the Wrong Way -- pt. II Crossroads -- ch. 4 The Basic Story What Einstein Told Us about Gravity and Space-Time -- ch. 5 Still a Mystery Newton's Gravitational Constant: From England to the Edge, of the Universe -- ch. 6 The Riddle of Small Accelerations Are Galaxies Really Just Big Planetary Systems? -- ch. 7 Lost in the Dark Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Invisible or All in Your Mind? -- ch. 8 Precision in the Tea Leaves Message from the Cosmic Microwave Background: How Much Is Just Noise? -- pt. III Dead End -- ch. 9 Muddy Water The Cosmology of Dark Pixels in the First Dark Age: Giving Work to Supercomputers --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 10 Speculation Bubbles Rise Expansion, Imagination, Inflation: Do We Know There Was a First Second? -- ch. 11 Blacking Out Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Quantum Gravity: Ecological Niches for Theorists -- ch. 12 The Fiancee You Won't Marry The Standard Model of Particle Physics: How Playing with Mathematical Beauty Took Over Real Life -- ch. 13 Chronicle of a Surprise Foretold How Higgsteria Delayed the Bankruptcy of Particle Physics -- ch. 14 New Dimensions in Nonsense Branes, Multiverses, and Other Supersicknesses: Physics Goes Nuts -- ch. 15 Goodbye Science, Hello(Religion String Theory: How the Elite Became a Sect and a Mafia -- pt. IV Backing Up -- ch. 16 Clear Water Reason vs. Circular Logic: How Science Should Work -- ch. 17 Welcome to Byzantium Complications on Complications: How Physics Became a Junk Drawer -- ch. 18 The First Wrong Turn Deviation Decades Ago: Calculating Replaces Thinking --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 19 The Math Fallout How Theoretical Fashions Impede Reflection -- ch. 20 Big Science, Big Money, Big Bubbles What's Wrong with the Physics Business -- ch. 21 Outlook Get Prepared for the Crash
Control code
000050854250
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 272 pages
Isbn
9781137278234
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility, Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/234/9781137278234/image/lgcover.9781137278234.jpg
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Shortcut -- ch. 1 Not too Pad, Homo sapiens, But... Reasons for Doubt: Something Is Rotten in the State of Physics -- ch. 2 Galileo Would Freak Out! A Quantum Leap in Measuring Devices: Why We Live in Fantastic Times -- ch. 3 A Speedy Revolution Why Cosmology Is Going the Wrong Way -- pt. II Crossroads -- ch. 4 The Basic Story What Einstein Told Us about Gravity and Space-Time -- ch. 5 Still a Mystery Newton's Gravitational Constant: From England to the Edge, of the Universe -- ch. 6 The Riddle of Small Accelerations Are Galaxies Really Just Big Planetary Systems? -- ch. 7 Lost in the Dark Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Invisible or All in Your Mind? -- ch. 8 Precision in the Tea Leaves Message from the Cosmic Microwave Background: How Much Is Just Noise? -- pt. III Dead End -- ch. 9 Muddy Water The Cosmology of Dark Pixels in the First Dark Age: Giving Work to Supercomputers --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 10 Speculation Bubbles Rise Expansion, Imagination, Inflation: Do We Know There Was a First Second? -- ch. 11 Blacking Out Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Quantum Gravity: Ecological Niches for Theorists -- ch. 12 The Fiancee You Won't Marry The Standard Model of Particle Physics: How Playing with Mathematical Beauty Took Over Real Life -- ch. 13 Chronicle of a Surprise Foretold How Higgsteria Delayed the Bankruptcy of Particle Physics -- ch. 14 New Dimensions in Nonsense Branes, Multiverses, and Other Supersicknesses: Physics Goes Nuts -- ch. 15 Goodbye Science, Hello(Religion String Theory: How the Elite Became a Sect and a Mafia -- pt. IV Backing Up -- ch. 16 Clear Water Reason vs. Circular Logic: How Science Should Work -- ch. 17 Welcome to Byzantium Complications on Complications: How Physics Became a Junk Drawer -- ch. 18 The First Wrong Turn Deviation Decades Ago: Calculating Replaces Thinking --
  • Contents note continued: ch. 19 The Math Fallout How Theoretical Fashions Impede Reflection -- ch. 20 Big Science, Big Money, Big Bubbles What's Wrong with the Physics Business -- ch. 21 Outlook Get Prepared for the Crash
Control code
000050854250
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 272 pages
Isbn
9781137278234
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations

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