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. 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. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy. Kip S. Thorne, Author, Stephen Hawking, Introduction by W. W. Norton & Company $30 (p).

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This is one small example of the connections Thorne shows between his field and others. The visible blac, called the “brane,” short for membrane has three spatial dimensions and one time dimension; thodne fourth spatial dimension called the “bulk” may be all around people, but they can’t perceive it. The need to investigate what the properties of these peculiar objects must be has been the crucible in which much of the refinement of relativity theory has taken place, and they occupy a central place in the book.

Thorne does a great job of catching the reader up in the excitement of the professionally curious who are forever asking why. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’m on page and basically I’m learning the diagram of a black hole and what sorrounds it for example the absolute horizon is in the black hole and the apparent horizon is the outer layer of black hole and basicly the apparent horizon sucks in all the photons that try to get away now what sorrounds a black hole is accretion disk which is basically a gas that could also be found in a nuetron star.

I love how the history of the gravitational physics is presented and the culture of physics and ahd. Available Our Retail Price: Relativity is seen by the wildly different amount of time experienced by the astronauts compared to that on earth during their absence.

However, as a series, it rather shoots itself in the foot by omitting any listing of the other books; this iip merely mentions that warrps are four earlier volumes, information of absolutely no help in identifying them. 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. This is probably the best pop science book I ever read.

It also contains various clashes between people that is hallmark of science as human endeavour. It explains the process for acceptance of new ideas within that community, which I had no znd of before. May 14, ala rated it it was amazing Shelves: I enjoyed the read, and I now know a lot more about the subject matter than I did before I read it. I love books about physics, particularly books that attempt to explain our universe and its contents. Also other point of the book is the sociology of science,the science in USA versus soviet union and the history of the independent discovery of the Teller Ulam design of the termonuclear devices by Sajarov in the soviet union.


Thorne was a consultant to the movie and is listed fhorne one of the executive producers of the film. He blends the science and the history together and comes up with an interesting read not only about what we know about stellar death, but how we got there.

We’d never seen waterspouts — tornadoes over water. Thorne, whose field is general relativity, begins with two chapters outlining special and general relativity — Einstein’s “legacy”.

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When I was reading it I didn’t know, for instance, about the distinction between theorists and experimentalists, and Blqck ate stuff like that up. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use. Relativity is seen I had read Einstein’s book “The Evolution of Physics” reviewed and with the introduction that he supplied, felt I was ready to fall into black holes.

As the sun moves away, the distant star appears to move warpw into its normal place. The idea is to get a personal picture on topics of current interest, written by prominent characters involved in the research.

We get rare first hand insights of scientific styles and temperament, and his personal involvement in various aspects of black holes research an Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Black Holes Kip Thorne is an eccentric author who reveals scientific enterprise of quantum gravity and black holes research in a simple language.

‘Black Holes and Time Warps’

This book is worth your time, and a careful reading will give you a good understanding of how our knowledge of black holes developed and what may come next. It’s an excellent read.

When Thorne wrote “Black Holes and Time Warps” in the early ’90s, he and other theorists believed that falling into a black hole resulted in death by a process called “spaghettification” or “the noodle warsp in which a person would be stretched and squeezed until his or her body resembled a very long string of pasta.

Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Calla Cofield joined the crew of Space.

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Also in the thirteen century Roger, Bacon Established the concept that science shoud base It’s reasoning with experimental evidence. The idea that as 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.


I would imagine that, given their importance in twentieth century physics, quantum mechanics and relativity will be explained in every book in this series, and the length at which these explanations are repeated is really unnecessary. From to she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast.

However, I think it would appeal to me even now. Stephen Hawking Foreword by. Now researchers can create tine of the incredibly complex circumstances surrounding black holes and watch the simulations play out. And in the last iip, particularly the last five years, thanks to supercomputer calculations, we’ve begun to learn tgorne space-time when it is behaving like it’s in a storm.

In this universe, I am limited to satisfying my curiosity with physics books written for the lay reader. The author can mesmerize the reader with his incredible knowledge and ease with which he can communicate to the reader; at the same time waros is eccentric enough to work in one of his laboratory Palomar Mountains nude and draw criticisms from peers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Yet astronomers have found good evidence they exist.

Do not be discouraged by the size of the book pages. To me the book is well written and the book was everything that I expected and more. But newer theories suggest that black holes might kill you by crushing rather than stretching.

Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy

Thorne wrote this book in and therefore twenty-two years before they had first observed gravitational waves. Only the speed of light is constant everywhere and always.

Overall this is an outstanding work of science literature, even though it is 20 years old. Thorne’s development of the subject is largely chronological, except where clarity demands that the exposition engage in a little time travel of its own.

It offers accessible explanations of the science responsible for black holes and other mind-boggling physical phenomena in the universe. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy is a popular science book by physicist Kip Thorne.

Jul 21, Lauren rated it really liked it. Proceeding separately from theoretical research into relativity, and with the refinement of radio astronomyastrophysics began to produce unusual observations of extremely intense radio sources, which were apparently located outside of the Milky Way.