Not Even Wrong

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Juni 2007



Tells a complex story about human beings and their attempts to come to grips with perhaps the most intellectually demanding puzzle there is: how does the world work at the most fundamental level and what is the role of mathematics in its description? It considers what the role of beauty may be in mathematics and physics.


Peter Woit is a physicist and mathematician who is currently a Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at Columbia University. He graduated in 1979 from Harvard University with bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, then went on to get a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Princeton University. He has been a postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook and at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. Since 1989 he has been teaching at Columbia where in recent years he has taught graduate courses in quantum field theory, representation theory and differential geometry.


"Highly readable, accessible and powerfully persuasive" -- John Cornwell Sunday Times "Will embolden other string critics to speak up and encourage talented young physicists to pursue other lines of research" -- John Horgan Prospect "Compulsive reading" -- Roger Penrose "It's a call to arms" New Scientist
EAN: 9780099488644
ISBN: 0099488647
Untertitel: The Failure of String Theory and the Continuing Challenge to Unify the Laws of Physics. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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