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    Lisa Randall is a theoretical physicist at Harvard University She is well known for her research in high energy physics You can view a video of Jon Stewart interviewing Randall on The Daily Show She is a very articulate speaker, and her writing is crystal clear.The book is divided into five parts The first part explores the philosophy of science, and gets into some aspects of the science vs religion debate Randall notes that some people turn to religion for answers that science cannot yet Lisa Randall is a theoretical physicist at Harvard University She is well known for her research in high energy physics You can view a video of Jon Stewart interviewing Randall on The Daily Show She is a very articulate speaker, and her writing is crystal clear.The book is divided into five parts The first part explores the philosophy of science, and gets into some aspects of the scien...


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    Try to remember that artists in these catastrophic times, along with the serious scientists, are the only salvation for us, if there is to be anyWilliam H GassScience certainly is not the static statement of universal laws we all hear about in elementary school Nor is it a set of arbitrary rules Science is an evolving body of knowledge Many of the ideas we are currently investigating will prove to be wrong or incomplete Scientific descriptions certainly change as we cross the boundarTry to remember that artists in these catastrophic times, along with the serious scientists, are the only salvation for us, if there is to be anyWilliam H GassScience certainly is not the static statement of universal laws we all hear about in elementary school Nor is it a set of arbitrary rules Science is an evolving body of knowledge Many of the ideas we are currentl...


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    I love physics I love that we know so much about physics, and that we still have so much left to learn I love reading about how far we have come from Ptolemaic ideas of geocentricity to mapping the cosmic microwave background radiation itself And don t get me started about the Large Hadron Collider 7 Te...


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    I m not sure how this book came about, but it s the kind of mish mash that suggests the work of a committee First, there s the title Knocking on Heaven s Door How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, which bears no resemblance to the content of the book Then, there s the subject matter itself The book begins with an overly involved discussion of scale, and how scientists select the scale of their observations depending on the type of phenomenon they a I m not sure how this book came about, but it s the kind of mish mash that suggests the work of a committee First, there s the title Knocking on Heaven s Door How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World, which bears no resemblance to the content of the book Then, there s the subject matter itself The book begins with an overly involved discussion of scale, and how scientists select the scale of their observations depending on the type of phenomenon they are studying That s fine, but it s a very simple poin...


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    I will admit defeat As much as I love popular physics books I just cannot bear to finish this one The author is obviously brilliant, knows her field well, and has an infectious enthusiasm for science Unfortunately, she seems to have fallen into the trap that some brilliant people do she assumes her intelligence and acumen in the field of physics means that her insights outside of that field are similarly brilliant Alas, this is not so Repeatedly, she discusses the financial world and does I will admit defeat As much as I love popular physics books I just cannot bear to finish this one The author is obviously brilliant, knows her field well, and has an infectious enthusiasm for science Unfortunately, she seems to have fallen into the trap that some brilliant people do she assumes her intelligence and acumen in the field of physics means that her insights outside of that field are similarly brilliant Alas, this is not so Re...


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    Eminent theoretical physicist Lisa Randall regards her new book Knocking on Heaven s Door as a prequel to her earlier Warped Passages But it is muchthan that, as a clearly written statement by a distinguished scientist explaining how science works to an interested, if substantially scientific illiterate, public While there are other books, such as those written by her high school and college classmate, physicist Brian Greene, which emphasize the state of the art thinking in theoret Eminent theoretical physicist Lisa Randall regards her new book Knocking on Heaven s Door as a prequel to her earlier Warped Passages But it is muchthan that, as a clearly written statement by a distinguished scientist explaining how science works to an interested, if substantially scientific illiterate, public While there are other books, such as those written by her high school and college classmate, physicist Brian Greene, which emphasize the state of the art thinking in theoretical physics, Randall s is one that still deserves a wide readership, especially for its emphasis on h...


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    What I don t know about particle physics amounts to an enormous trove of data Before reading this book, I had no idea just how much I didn t know Now, however, I have a much better idea about what the parameters of what I don t know might be I can t visualize them, but through the process of examining what I do know, the conspicuous absences in the shadows of my knowledge subtly hint at vast deserts of unknowable terrain Fluctuations of confusion, blackness, and chaos are sometimes the only What I don t know about particle physics amounts to an enormous trove of data Before reading this book, I had no idea just how much I didn t know Now, however, I have a much better idea about what the parameters of what I don t know might be I can t visualize them, but through the process of examining what I do know, the conspicuous absences in the shadows of my knowledge subtly hint at vast deserts of unknowable terrain Fluctuations of confusion, blackness, and chaos are sometimes the o...


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    Once I had a guitar I worked really, really hard on learning how to play, but never got the hang of it I put it away Ten years later I took it out of the closet, thinking to myself, I ve been listening to a lot of music, and it s been ten years, I should be much better at this That s right, I wasn t.I m interested in cosmology and physics in much the same way I m interested in Buddhism, and a bitthan I was actually interested in the guitar Let s take Buddhism first I ve read lots of Once I had a guitar I worked really, really hard on learning how to play, but never got the hang of it I put it away Ten years later I took it out of the closet, thinking to myself, I ve been listening to a lot of music, and it s been ten years, I should be much better at this That s right, I wasn t.I m interested in cosmology and physics in much the same way I m interested in Buddhism, and a bitthan I was actually interested in the guitar Let s take Buddhism first I ve read lots of books on the subject, and can carry on a decent conversation, but it wasn t until I started actually practicing that I understood anything really, any thing about it Cosmology and physics Fascinating I ve read a bunch of books I keep thinking if I just read onebook I ll get what the hell these people are talking about I mean, really get it So, I picked up Knocking on Heaven s Door I admit, being ...


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    tima descri o de como funciona o LHC, como foi constru do e o que pesquisado l impressionante pensar no volume dessa empreitada, o n mero de pesquisadores envolvidos e a pr pria escala do que feito l O livro em si vai bem mais al m disso, voltado para quem n o tem familiaridade com a ci ncia Ent o el...


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Knocking on Heavens Door Science Has A Battle For Hearts And Minds On Its Hands.How Good It Feels To Have Lisa Randall S Unusual Blend Of Top Flight Science, Clarity, And Charm On Our Side Richard Dawkins Dazzling Ideas.Read This Book Today To Understand The Science Of Tomorrow Steven PinkerThe Bestselling Author Of Warped Passages, One Of Time Magazine S 100 Most Influential People In The World, And One Of Esquire S 75 Most Influential People Of The 21st Century, Lisa Randall Gives Us An Exhilarating Overview Of The Latest Ideas In Physics And Offers A Rousing Defense Of The Role Of Science In Our Lives Featuring Fascinating Insights Into Our Scientific Future Born From The Author S Provocative Conversations With Nate Silver, David Chang, And Scott Derrickson, Knocking On Heaven S Door Is Eminently Readable, One Of The Most Important Popular Science Books Of This Or Any Year It Is A Necessary Volume For All Who Admire The Work Of Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, Simon Singh, And Carl Sagan For Anyone Curious About The Workings And Aims Of The Large Hadron Collider, The Biggest And Most Expensive Machine Ever Built By Mankind For Those Who Firmly Believe In The Importance Of Science And Rational Thought And For Anyone Interested In How The Universe Began And How It Might Ultimately End.