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  • Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles

    Bill Bryson

    Wetenschap en natuur Eén van 's werelds meest geliefde schrijvers en bestsellerauteur Bill Bryson maakt zijn ultieme reis -naar de meest boeiende en onoplosbare vragen die de wetenschap probeert te beantwoorden. In 'Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles' lukt het Bill Bryson om wetenschappelijke kennis uit onder andere de geologie, scheikunde, kwantumfysica, paleontologie en sterrenkunde voor een groot publiek te ontsluiten. Hij doet dat op zo'n heldere en spannende wijze dat ook degenen die altijd in slaap vielen tijdens de natuurkundeles Bryson met veel plezier zullen volgen op zijn avontuurlijke reis door de bètawetenschappen.
  • What If?

    Randall Munroe

    Wetenschap en natuur THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.
  • Helgoland

    Carlo Rovelli

    Natuurkunde Op Helgoland, een kaal eiland in de Noordzee, een bij uitstek geschikte plaats om extreme ideeën te ontwikkelen, gaf de 23-jarige Werner Heisenberg de aanzet tot wat volgens velen de ingrijpendste wetenschappelijke revolutie aller tijden is geweest: de kwantumfysica. In de loop van de daaropvolgende eeuw werd het steeds duidelijker dat de kwantumtheorie schokkende en verontrustende ideeën in zich bergt, zoals spookachtige kansgolven en ver van elkaar verwijderde objecten die op magische wijze verbonden blijken. Tegelijkertijd is ze talloze malen experimenteel bevestigd, hetgeen heeft geleid tot een enorme verscheidenheid aan toepassingen. Men mag wel stellen dat de wereld van nu wordt geregeerd door deze theorie, terwijl ze toch nog altijd uiterst geheimzinnig is. In Helgoland vertelt Carlo Rovelli glashelder de avontuurlijke en door controversen gekenmerkte ontwikkeling van de kwantumtheorie. Ook geeft hij een nieuwe visie op de theorie: die is volgens Rovelli aanleiding om nog ste
  • The Biggest Ideas in the Universe 2

    Sean Carroll

    Natuurkunde THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Neat, and extremely simple: only a deep thinker such as Sean Carroll could introduce the complexity of Einstein’s general relativity in such a luminous and straightforward manner.’ Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Immense, strange and infinite, the world of modern physics often feels impenetrable to the undiscerning eye – a jumble of muons, gluons and quarks, impossible to explain without several degrees and a research position at CERN. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Allow world-renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Sean Carroll to guide you through the biggest ideas in the universe. Elegant and simple, Carroll unravels a web of theory to get to the heart of the truths they represent about the world around us. — In Quanta and Fields , the second in this landmark trilogy, Carroll delves into the baffling and beautiful world of quantum mechanics. From Schrödinger to Feynman, Carroll travels through t
  • What is Life?

    Erwin Schrodinger & Roger Penrose

    Natuurkunde Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. It was written for the layman, but proved to be one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of DNA. What is Life? appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Brought together with these two classics are Schrödinger's autobiographical sketches, which offer a fascinating account of his life as a background to his scientific writings.
  • Quantum Physics is NOT Weird

    Paul J. van Leeuwen

    Natuurkunde Quantum Physics shows us that we create what we observe. Countless experiments confirm that it is our information which manifests reality. Matter and time are created by our observation. This is not only true when we do experiments in laboratories, but it works the same way in everyday reality. We manifest our own experiences. Science does not prove that our consciousness must be a product of our material brain. On the contrary. Consciousness emerging from the brain is just a belief. This book tells the story how physics did develop from a quest to understand nature into its current highly myopic materialistic paradigm. The profound spiritual message of Quantum Physics is ignored, to our detriment. "A wonderful, very readable book that will convince thousands upon thousands of serious readers, including students of science, why consciousness is necessary to understand quantum physics and why materialist science is not adequate. I give the book my highest recommendation." –
  • The Grand Design

    Leonard Mlodinow & Stephen Hawking

    Natuurkunde When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design , the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the multiverse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory - all are revealed here. This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.
  • A Briefer History of Time

    Leonard Mlodinow & Stephen Hawking

    Natuurkunde Like prior editions of the book - but even more so - A Briefer History of Time will guide non-scientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space . . . This is Stephen Hawking's somewhat 'briefer' account of his up-to-date and most recent scientific observations and findings. A great companion to his original worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time . From curved space to quantum theory, the authors have expanded on areas of special interest and recent progress, such as developments in string theory and exciting progress in the search for a force of complete, unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-eight full-colour illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating addition in its own right to the literature of science.
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    Neil de Grasse Tyson

    Natuurkunde Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
  • In Einsteins achtertuin

    Amanda Gefter

    Natuurkunde In Einsteins achtertuin is het unieke en waargebeurde verhaal van Amanda Gefter die besloot samen met haar vader de mysteries van het universum op te lossen. Ze zaten nachtenlang te studeren en bluften zich bij natuurkundecongressen naar binnen om daar in gesprek te gaan met beroemde denkers zoals John Wheeler, Leonard Susskind en Stephen Hawking. Gefter maakt de moeilijkste natuurkunde begrijpelijk terwijl ze op hartverwarmende manier beschrijft hoe de band met haar vader zich ontwikkelt. Haar stijl is zowel hilarisch als ontroerend, nuchter en meeslepend. Na het lezen van dit boek zal je kijk op het universum nooit meer hetzelfde zijn!
  • In lichtjaren heeft niemand haast

    Marjolijn van Heemstra

    Natuurkunde Als we in deze tijd ergens te weinig van hebben, dan is het ruimte. Ruimte in onze agenda’s. Ruimte in ons hoofd. Ruimte in ons leven. Maar wat als we het bestaan vanaf de grootst denkbare afstand bekijken? Marjolijn van Heemstra neemt je mee op een intrigerende reis door de ruimte die we op aarde missen, en de ruimte die ons tegelijkertijd overal omringt. Langs de vierkante meters waarop we elkaar in de weg lopen, tot de cirkels die we trekken om de zon. Want terwijl de wereld benauwender wordt en ons leven gehaaster, ontdekte ze: in lichtjaren heeft niemand haast. Schrijver, dichter en theatermaker Marjolijn van Heemstra is al jarenlang gefascineerd door de ruimte. Haar roman En we noemen hem werd genomineerd voor de Libris Literatuur Prijs en in acht talen vertaald. Reacties: ‘Van Heemstra is niet alleen een fantastische schrijver, maar ook echt een unieke en bijzonder mooie denker.’ – Babs Gons ‘Marjolijn van Heemstra grossiert in spitsvondige en oorspronkelijke gedachte
  • Beta voor alfa's

    Diederik Jekel

    Wetenschap en natuur Diederik Jekel legt in Bèta voor alfa’s de belangrijkste natuur- en sterrenkundige problemen uit aan de hand van voorbeelden die iedereen kan begrijpen en herkennen: het snoertje van een koptelefoon, een voorbijrijdende auto, sneeuwvlokjes, een kam, het weerbericht en de kracht van de liefde. Wetenschap, en dan vooral de bètawetenschap, kan onveranderlijk op ontzag rekenen, en zelfs op wat vrees. Weldenkende mensen die boeken lezen en flink kunnen discussiëren over politiek en maatschappij, deinzen terug zodra een formule in beeld komt. Dat hoeft niet. Jekel, die zich snel ontpopt heeft tot een van de allerbeste leraren van Nederland, zorgt ervoor dat wetenschap een verhaal wordt dat iedereen kan lezen, begrijpen en navertellen. ‘Door alle hoofdstukken heen straalt zijn brede kennis van de natuurwetenschappen, evenals zijn aanstekelijke enthousiasme.’ – NEWSCIENTIST ‘Jekel op papier is net zo innemend als Jekel op tv.’ – QUEST
  • The Illustrated Theory of Everything

    Stephen Hawking

    Natuurkunde Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped reconfigure models of the universe and define what’s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them in historical context; it would be like hearing Christopher Columbus on the New World. Hawking presents a series of seven lectures—covering everything from big bang to black holes to string theory—that capture not only the brilliance of Hawking’s mind but his characteristic wit as well. Of his research on black holes, which absorbed him for more than a decade, he says, “It might seem a bit like looking for a black cat in a coal cellar.”  Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle’s determination that the Earth is round to Hubble’s discovery, more than 2,000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of m
  • The Big Picture

    Sean Carroll

    Natuurkunde The instant New York Times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it. “Vivid...impressive....Splendidly informative.” — The New York Times “ Succeeds spectacularly. ” —Science “ A tour de force. ” — Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic lev
  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

    Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre & Simon Carnell

    Natuurkunde THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER 'Honestly I cannot recommend it too strongly... one of the fastest selling science titles of all time because it is so clear' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'There's a book I've been carrying around like a small Bible, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics ' - Benedict Cumberbatch Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and your place in the world in seven enlightening lessons These seven short lessons guide us, with simplicity and clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. In this beautiful and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Carlo Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. In under eighty pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the twentieth century and what they mean
  • Something Deeply Hidden

    Sean Carroll

    Natuurkunde INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As you read these words, copies of you are being created.   Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly transforms how we think about space and time.  His reconciling of quantum mechanics with Einstein’s theory of relativity changes, well, everything. Most physicists haven’t even recognized the uncomfortable truth: physics has been in crisis since 1927. Quantum mechanics  has always had obvious gaps—which have come to be simply ignored. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is,  how impossible it is to understand. Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Putting his professional reputation on the line with this audacious yet
  • Waarom niemand kwantum begrijpt

    Frank Verstraete & Céline Broeckaert

    Natuurkunde Waarom is gras groen en de hemel blauw? Waarom zak je niet door je stoel en verschrompelt de aarde niet tot een erwt? Wat bepaalt hoe de ultieme computer er zal uitzien? Eén antwoord: kwantum Kwantumfysica geeft ons een begrip van de materie dat zo breed, krachtig en precies is dat vrijwel alle moderne technologie ervan afhangt. Tegelijk is kwantum ongemeen onvatbaar. Geen enkele andere theorie spreekt onze intuïtie zo tegen en heeft tot zoveel controverse geleid. Wiskundeknobbel Frank Verstraete en talenknobbel Céline Broeckaert vertellen in een heldere en speelse stijl het onwaarschijnlijke verhaal van de kwantumfysica. Niet vanuit een ivoren wiskundetoren, maar vanuit het perspectief van de wetenschappers die kwantum grootmaakten. Hun boodschap: kwantum is moeilijk, maar niet onbegrijpelijk. 'Een heerlijk boek voor al wie geen wiskunde spreekt, maar wel nieuwsgierig is naar de mooiste der theoriën en haar impact op ons leven' - Barbara Terhal (TU Delft)
  • Hello World

    Hannah Fry

    Natuurkunde 'One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.' ( The Times ) You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm? An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. A BBC RADIO 4: BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED
  • The Order of Time

    Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre & Simon Carnell

    Natuurkunde 'A dazzling book ... the new Stephen Hawking' Sunday Times The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting, consoling journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing t
  • Higgs

    Margriet van der Heijden

    Natuurkunde In een artikel van anderhalve bladzijde presenteerde Peter Higgs in 1964 een idee dat duizenden fysici inspireerde. Ze bouwden een reusachtige deeltjesversneller, twee meetopstellingen als kathedralen en in 2012 vonden ze het Higgsdeeltje. Het Higgsdeeltje heeft vele vaders. Dat zegt ook Peter Higgs (84) zelf, in een interview in dit ebook. Tegenwoordig klinkt het haast vanzelfsprekend:  het Higgsmechanisme beschrijft hoe elementaire deeltjes massa vergaren. Ofwel: het Higgs-mechanisme (een Higgsveld waarvan de kosmos doortrokken is en een bijbehorend Higgsdeeltje) verklaart waarom er in de kosmos niet alleen energiepakketjes bestaan, zoals lichtdeeltjes, maar ook echte bouwsteentjes – die zijn samengesmeed tot sterren, planeten en mensen. Maar om dat te begrijpen waren vele theoretisch fysici jarenlang aan het ploeteren. In dit zeer uitgebreide dossier (3 uur lezen) brengt wetenschapsredacteur Margriet van der Heijden de belangrijkste publicaties over Higgs, de Large Hadron Co
  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

    Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre & Simon Carnell

    Natuurkunde 'The physicist transforming how we see the universe' Financial Times 'An utter joy' Adam Rutherford Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. In this mind-expanding book, he shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout centuries, from Democritus to loop quantum gravity. Taking us on a wondrous journey, he invites us to imagine a whole new world where black holes are waiting to explode, spacetime is made up of grains, and infinity does not exist -- a vast universe still largely undiscovered. 'A hugely engaging book... Rovelli is a charming, thought-provoking tour guide' Manjit Kumar, Prospect Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre
  • Physics of the Future

    Michio Kaku

    Natuurkunde The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medi­cine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. His astonishing revelations include: The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recog­nize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. You will control computers and appliances via tiny sen­sors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically. R
  • Six Easy Pieces

    Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton & Matthew Sands

    Natuurkunde Learn how to think like a physicist from a Nobel laureate and "one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century" ( New York Review of Books ) with these six classic and beloved lessons  It was Richard Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces , taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, represent the most accessible material from the series. In these classic lessons, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, energy, gravitation, quantum mechanics, and the relationship of physics to other topics. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion with a minimum of jargon. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Easy Pieces is
  • Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn

    Amanda Gefter

    Natuurkunde NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY  KIRKUS REVIEWS In a memoir of family bonding and cutting-edge physics for readers of Brian Greene’s The Hidden Reality and Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist?, Amanda Gefter tells the story of how she conned her way into a career as a science journalist—and wound up hanging out, talking shop, and butting heads with the world’s most brilliant minds.   At a Chinese restaurant outside of Philadelphia, a father asks his fifteen-year-old daughter a deceptively simple question: “How would you define nothing?” With that, the girl who once tried to fail geometry as a conscientious objector starts reading up on general relativity and quantum mechanics, as she and her dad embark on a life-altering quest for the answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries.        Before Amanda Gefter became an accomplished science writer, she was a twenty-one-year-old magazine assistant willing to sneak her and he
  • Natuurkunde voor Dummies, 2e editie

    Steven Holzner

    Natuurkunde Krijg je het warm van thermodynamica? Zijn vectoren een raadsel voor je? Gaan je haren rechtovereind staan van elektromagnetisme? Ontspan! Dit toegankelijke boek biedt je een prettige inleiding in de beginselen van de natuurkunde. Auteur Steven Holzner neemt je mee langs alle onderwerpen uit de natuurkundelessen op school en voegt daar een aantal exotische natuurkundige feiten aan toe over relativiteit, tijdreizen, de kwantumtheorie en meer. Steven Holzner, PhD, doceerde meer dan tien jaar natuurkunde aan Cornell University. Hij gaf ook les aan MIT en schreef meer dan 95 boeken over programmeren.
  • White Holes

    Carlo Rovelli & Simon Carnell

    Natuurkunde ‘If you want to remember why you once fell in love with the idea of the cosmos, or want to fall in love with it for the first time, then this book is for you ’ Observer From Carlo Rovelli, the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, this is a story of wonder, new worlds and why the end is just the beginning Let us journey into the heart of a black hole. Let us slip beyond its boundary, the horizon, and tumble - on and on - down this crack in the universe. As we plunge, we'll see geometry fold, we'll feel the equations draw tight around us. Eventually, we'll pass it: the remains of a star, deep and dense and falling further far. And then - the bottom. Where time and space end, and the white hole is born . . . With lightness and magic, here Carlo Rovelli traces the ongoing adventure of his own cutting-edge research, of the uncertainty and joy of going where we've not yet been. Guiding us to the edge of theory and experiment, he invites us to go beyond, to experience th
  • Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

    Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman

    Natuurkunde 'Quantum mechanics for real. This is the good stuff, the most mysterious aspects of how reality works, set out with crystalline clarity. The place to start' Sean Carroll, physicist, California Institute of Technology, author of The Particle at the End of the Universe This is the ultimate practical introduction to quantum mechanics. World-renowned physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman give you the basic skills you need to tackle this famously difficult topic yourself. They provide clear, lively explanations of basic concepts, introduce the key fields of quantum mechanics and include step-by-step exercises. Making a complex subject 'as simple as possible, but no simpler', this is a practical toolkit for amateur scientists that you won't find anywhere else.
  • The Science of Interstellar

    Kip Thorne

    Natuurkunde A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and
  • The Elegant Universe

    Brian Greene

    Natuurkunde 'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York Times In this international bestseller, Columbia University professor Brian Greene provides, in layman’s terms, a comprehensive demystification of string theory. Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of the unknown, through introducing concepts from quantum mechanics to general relativity, to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions. Accessible and enlightening, Greene's inimitable blend of expert scientific insight and literary ingenuity makes The Elegant Universe an exhilarating read that brings us closer to understanding how our magnificent universe works. ‘Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings’ Sunday Telegraph
  • Pale Blue Dot

    Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan

    Natuurkunde “Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”— The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos , the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. “Takes readers far beyond  Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s
  • The Biggest Ideas in the Universe

    Sean Carroll

    Natuurkunde INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Most appealing... technical accuracy and lightness of tone ... Impeccable. ” —Wall Street Journal “ A porthole into another world. ” —Scientific American “ Brings science dissemination to a new level. ” —Science The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of modern science. Sean Carroll, with his genius for making complex notions entertaining, presents in his uniquely lucid voice the fundamental ideas informing the modern physics of reality.   Physics offers deep insights into the workings of the universe but those insights come in the form of equations that often look like gobbledygook. Sean Carroll shows that they are really like meaningful poems that can help us fly over sierras to discover a miraculous multidimensional landscape alive with radiant giants, warped space-time, and bewilderingly powerful forces. High sch
  • De deeltjessafari

    Jean-Paul Keulen

    Natuurkunde Het vervolg op het succesvolle De deeltjesdierentuin In De deeltjesdierentuin leidde Jean-Paul Keulen ons langs de al ontdekte en bekende deeltjes. Maar er is meer, veel meer. Voor talloze raadsels in de fysica is in verleden én heden een oplossing bedacht in de vorm van een nieuw deeltje. Deeltjes met curieuze namen en eigenschappen: gravitonen, spiegeldeeltjes, extra quarks, magnetische monopolen en steriele neutrino's. Déze deeltjes staan centraal in De deeltjessafari. Keulen werd alom geprezen om zijn gidskwaliteiten, die ook in wilde wereld van De deeltjessafari hun grote nut bewijzen. Jean-Paul Keulen is redacteur van KIJK. Voor dit tijdschrift heeft hij al vele artikelen geschreven over deeltjesfysica.
  • The Road to Reality

    Roger Penrose

    Natuurkunde ** WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS** The Road to Reality is the most important and ambitious work of science for a generation. It provides nothing less than a comprehensive account of the physical universe and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It assumes no particular specialist knowledge on the part of the reader, so that, for example, the early chapters give us the vital mathematical background to the physical theories explored later in the book. Roger Penrose's purpose is to describe as clearly as possible our present understanding of the universe and to convey a feeling for its deep beauty and philosophical implications, as well as its intricate logical interconnections. The Road to Reality is rarely less than challenging, but the book is leavened by vivid descriptive passages, as well as hundreds of hand-drawn diagrams. In a single work of colossal scope one of the world's greatest scientists has given us a complete and unrivalled guide to the glorie
  • Existential Physics

    Sabine Hossenfelder

    Natuurkunde A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An informed and entertaining guide to what science can and cannot tell us.” — The Wall Street Journal “Stimulating . . . encourage[s] readers to push past well-trod assumptions […] and have fun doing so.” — Science Magazine From renowned physicist and creator of the YouTube series “Science without the Gobbledygook,” a book that takes a no-nonsense approach to life’s biggest questions, and wrestles with what physics really says about the human condition Not only can we not currently explain the origin of the universe, it is questionable we will ever be able to explain it. The notion that there are universes within particles, or that particles are conscious, is ascientific, as is the hypothesis that our universe is a computer simulation.  On the other hand, the idea that the universe itself is conscious is difficult to rule out entirely.    According to Sabine Hossenfelder, it is not a coincidence that quantum entanglement
  • Helgoland

    Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre & Simon Carnell

    Natuurkunde The instant Sunday Times bestseller -- a beautiful story of rebellion and science 'A triumph. . . We are left in a world that is not disenchanted by science, but even more magical' Financial Times In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, had retreated to the treeless, wind-battered island of Helgoland in the North Sea in order to think. Walking all night, by dawn he had wrestled with an idea that would transform the whole of science and our very conception of the world. In Helgoland Carlo Rovelli tells the story of the birth of quantum physics and its bright young founders who were to become some of the most famous Nobel winners in science. It is a celebration of youthful rebellion and intellectual revolution. An invitation to a magical place. Here Rovelli illuminates competing interpretations of this science and offers his own original view, describing the world we touch as a fabric woven by relations. Where we, as every other thing around us,
  • Planetenjagers

    Lucas Ellerbroek

    Natuurkunde Zijn wij alleen in het heelal? Die vraag houdt ons al duizenden jaren bezig. Het zoeken naar een antwoord werd lange tijd overgelaten aan de verbeeldingskracht van filosofen, dorpsgekken en sciencefictionauteurs. De afgelopen twintig jaar is daar verandering in gekomen met de ontdekking van planeten rond andere sterren dan de zon. De zoektocht naar buitenaards leven staat nu in het middelpunt van de belangstelling. Sterrenkundigen aan de beste universiteiten ter wereld beweren met droge ogen dat ze binnen een paar jaar een tweede Aarde zullen vinden. Eens werden de planetenjagers beschimpt als zoekers naar `kleine groene mannetjes. Nu leiden ze een van de meest bloeiende vakgebieden in de wetenschap. Allen komen aan het woord. Een sterrenkundige die een planeet ontdekte met een zelfgemaakte telescoop vanaf een parkeerplaats. Een koppige ingenieur die vijfentwintig jaar lang afgewezen werd. Een depressieve student die uitgroeide tot de meest succesvolle planetenjager ter wereld. Ze beg
  • QED

    Richard P. Feynman

    Natuurkunde Feynman’s bestselling introduction to the mind-blowing physics of QED—presented with humor, not mathematics Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the public. In this extraordinary book, Feynman provides a lively and accessible introduction to QED, or quantum electrodynamics, an area of quantum field theory that describes the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned Feynman diagrams instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates the substance and spirit of QED to the nonscientist. With an incisive introduction by A. Zee that places Feynman’s contribution to QED in historical context and highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style, this Princeton Science Library edition of QED makes Feynman’s legendary talks on
  • How To

    Randall Munroe

    Wetenschap en natuur Randall Munroe is . . . 'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre 'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates 'Wonderful' Neil Gaiman AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. 'How strange science can fix everyday problems' New Scientist 'A brilliant book: clamber in for a wild ride' Nature
  • Arduino, Programming, Circuits, and Physics

    Tony Farley

    Natuurkunde A step by step introduction to Arduino, programming, circuit construction, and the physics of circuits for use in a high school or undergraduate physics course.  The book has many helpful interactive images to building the projects, explanations and step by step instructions on the programs, and basic circuit analysis and whole chapters on resistance, current, voltage, and Ohm’s law.  Section questions and projects are linked to Google Docs for students to answer and submit to instructors. Also, hashtags for showing off work via social networks are included in the assignments.
  • Six Easy Pieces

    Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton & Matthew Sands

    Natuurkunde From 1961 to 1963, Richard Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces, taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, includes the most approachable material from the series. In these classic lessons, Feynman introduces you to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, energy, gravitation, quantum behavior, and the relationship of physics to other sciences. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion with his singular cadence and vigor. This textbook is filled with wonderful examples and illustrations of physics, and pictures and audio from the lectures.  It is as if you are in the Caltech lecture hall when the lectures occurred. You will also discover in Feynman a passion for physics so grand that he expressed it through poetry, music and painting. Six Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most
  • The Tao of Physics

    Fritjof Capra

    Natuurkunde Fritjof Capra’s groundbreaking exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism. ‘It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet.’ Werner Heisenberg An international bestseller which has sold over one million copies worldwide, The Tao of Physics is a classic exploration of the connections between Eastern mysticism and modern physics. The book’s central thesis, that the mystical traditions of the East constitute a coherent philosophical framework within which the most advanced Western theories of the physical world can be accommodated, has not only withstood the test of time but is ever more emphatically endorsed by ongoing experimentation and research. Fritjof Capra addresses recent scientific developments in this, the third edition, in the form of a chapter-length afterword on ‘The Future of the New Physics’. Ab
  • The Beginning of Infinity

    David Deutsch

    Wetenschap en natuur 'Science has never had an advocate quite like David Deutsch ... A computational physicist on a par with his touchstones Alan Turing and Richard Feynman, and a philosopher in the line of his greatest hero, Karl Popper. His arguments are so clear that to read him is to experience the thrill of the highest level of discourse available on this planet and to understand it' Peter Forbes, Independent In our search for truth, how far have we advanced? This uniquely human quest for good explanations has driven amazing improvements in everything from scientific understanding and technology to politics, moral values and human welfare. But will progress end, either in catastrophe or completion - or will it continue infinitely? In this profound and seminal book, David Deutsch explores the furthest reaches of our current understanding, taking in the Infinity Hotel, supernovae and the nature of optimism, to instill in all of us a wonder at what we have achieved - and the fact that this is only the b
  • Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters

    Freeman Dyson

    Natuurkunde A lifetime of candid reflections from physicist Freeman Dyson, “an acute observer of personality and human foibles” (New York Times Book Review). Written between 1940 and the late 1970s, the postwar recollections of renowned physicist Freeman Dyson have been celebrated as an historic portrait of modern science and its greatest players, including Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and Hans Bethe. Chronicling the stories of those who were engaged in solving some of the most challenging quandaries of twentieth-century physics, Dyson lends acute insight and profound observations to a life’s work spent chasing what Einstein called those “deep mysteries that Nature intends to keep for herself.” Whether reflecting on the drama of World War II, the moral dilemmas of nuclear development, the challenges of the space program, or the demands of raising six children, Dyson’s annotated letters reveal the voice of one “more creative than almost anyone else of his gen
  • We Have No Idea

    Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson

    Natuurkunde Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe  Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore —there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we don't know about the universe: the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos. Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, including: * Why does the universe have a speed limit? * Why aren't we all made of antimatter? * What (or who) is attacking Earth with tiny, superfast particles? * What is dark matter, and why does it keep ignoring us? It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense. But Cham
  • Quantum

    Manjit Kumar

    Natuurkunde 'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason ... Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this magisterial book, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its core. Quantum theory looks at the very building blocks of our world, the particles and processes without which it could not exist. Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century. Quantum theory is weird. In 1905, Albert Einstein suggested that light was a particle, no
  • The Fabric of Reality

    David Deutsch

    Wetenschap en natuur An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.
  • The Character of Physical Law

    Richard P Feynman

    Natuurkunde A series of classic lectures, delivered in 1960 and recorded for the BBC. This is Feynman's unique take on the problems and puzzles that lie at the heart of physical theory - with Newton's Law of Gravitation; on whether time can ever go backwards; on maths as the supreme language of nature. Demonstrates Feynman's knack of finding the right everyday illustration to bring out the essence of a complicated principle - eg brilliant analogy between the law of conservation energy and the problem of drying yourself with wet towels. 'Feynman's style inspired a generation of scientists. This volume remains the best record I know of his exhilarating vision' - Paul Davies
  • We Have No Idea

    Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson

    Wetenschap en natuur 'This witty book reveals the humbling vastness of our ignorance about the universe, along with charming insights into what we actually do understand' Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems In our small corner of the universe, we know how some matter behaves most of the time and what even less of it looks like, and we have some good guesses about where it all came from. But we really have no clue what's going on. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of. So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson gleefully explore the biggest unknowns, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding bl
  • Infinite Potential

    Lothar Schafer

    Natuurkunde A hopeful and controversial view of the universe and ourselves based on the principles of quantum physics, offering a way of making our lives and the world better, with a foreword by Deepak Chopra      In Infinite Potential , physical chemist Lothar Schäfer presents a stunning view of the universe as interconnected, nonmaterial, composed of a field of infinite potential, and conscious. With his own research as well as that of some of the most distinguished scientists of our time, Schäfer moves us from a reality of Darwinian competition to cooperation, a meaningless universe to a meaningful one, and a disconnected, isolated existence to an interconnected one. In so doing, he shows us that our potential is infinite and calls us to live in accordance with the order of the universe, creating a society based on the cosmic principle of connection, emphasizing cooperation and community.
  • Het einde van alles

    Katie Mack

    Natuurkunde Het universum had een begin, en het zal een einde kennen. Moderne kosmologie heeft natuurkundigen in staat gesteld de geschiedenis van het universum te verklaren, vanaf de allereerste nanoseconde tot nu. Maar wat komt hierna? Inmiddels bestaan er instrumenten waarmee we onze inzichten op de verre toekomst kunnen loslaten en kunnen speculeren over het ultieme lot van de kosmos. In Het einde van alles presenteert Katie Mack aan de hand van de nieuwste astronomische waarnemingen en geavanceerd deeltjesonderzoek vijf mogelijke eindes van het universum en alles wat zich erin bevindt. Kwantummechanica en snaartheorie waren nog nooit zo begrijpelijk (en leuk).
  • Quantum Mechanics

    Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman

    Natuurkunde First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum , Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics' weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic. The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. Like The Theoretical Minimum , this volume runs parallel to Susskind's eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education cou
  • Welcome to the Universe

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss & J. Richard Gott

    Natuurkunde The New York Times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicists Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the w
  • Cycles of Time

    Roger Penrose

    Natuurkunde ** WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS** What came before the Big Bang? How did the universe begin and must it inevitably end? In this remarkable book Roger Penrose brilliantly illuminates some of the deepest mysteries of the universe. Cycles of Time contains a penetrating analysis of the second law of thermodynamics - according to which the 'randomness' of our world is continually increasing - and a thorough examination of the light-cone geometry of space-time. It combines these two central themes to show how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the 'big bang' of a new one. Presenting various standard and non-standard cosmological models, discussing black holes in depth as well as taking in the role of the cosmic microwave background along the way, Roger Penrose argues that the Big Bang was not actually the beginning of everything - nor will it signal the end. 'Science needs more people like Penrose, willing and abl
  • Machtige krachten

    Martijn van Calmthout

    Natuurkunde Krachten lijken de normaalste zaak van de wereld. Door de zwaartekracht val je richting de aarde, dankzij magnetisme blijft een magneet op de koelkast plakken. Maar als je er wat dieper over nadenkt, komen de vragen. Hoe kan het dat het ene voorwerp een kracht uitoefent op een ander voorwerp, zonder dat ze elkaar aanraken? Waarom zijn sommige krachten aantrekkend en sommige afstotend? Zijn er piepkleine deeltjes die krachten kunnen overbrengen? Waarom word je in de zweefmolen naar buiten geslingerd? Over deze vragen buigt wetenschapsschrijver Martijn van Calmthout zich in Machtige krachten. Hij voert je van alledaagse vragen tot spannende theorieën over het onzichtbare cement van het universum.
  • What is Real?

    Adam Becker

    Wetenschap en natuur Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's Copenhagen interpretation and dismissed questions about the reality underlying quantum physics as meaningless. A mishmash of solipsism and poor reasoning, Copenhagen endured, as Bohr's students vigorously protected his legacy, and the physics community favoured practical experiments over philosophical arguments. As a result, questioning the status quo long meant professional ruin. And yet, from the 1920s to today, physicists like John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics. What is Real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth.
  • Quantumverstrengeling en synchroniciteit. Krachtvelden. Niet-lokaliteit. Buitenzintuiglijke percepties. De verrassende eigenschappen van de kwantumfysica

    Peter Veltman

    Natuurkunde 55 illustraties Vaak gaat ons dagelijks leven gepaard met intuïties en voorgevoelens. Er zijn afleveringen van telepathie of andere sensaties van de ziel die gepaard gaan met het bestaan ​​van mannen. Deze verschijnselen zijn niet zeldzaam en treffen iedereen. Sommige wetenschappers, met een meer open mentaliteit, wilden het onderwerp wetenschappelijk onder de aandacht brengen. Ze vroegen zich af of er een manier is om buitenzintuiglijke ervaringen te begrijpen zonder toevlucht te nemen tot occultisme, mythologie of pseudo-religieuze filosofieën. Kwantumfysica biedt positieve antwoorden op deze vraag: het is nu zeker dat de elementaire deeltjes met elkaar verbonden zijn. Kwantumverstrengeling bevestigt dat in het niveau van de elementaire deeltjes "alles één is". In deze eenheid kunnen we een geest van het universum herkennen. Misschien Plato's Anima mundi . Misschien het Collectieve onbewuste van Carl Jung. Misschien Tao van oosterse filosofie. Of misschien een compleet nieuw
  • Beyond Weird

    Philip Ball

    Natuurkunde PHYSICS WORLD 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘A clear and deeply researched account of what’s known about the quantum laws of nature, and how to think about what they might really mean’ Nature ‘I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.’ Richard Feynman wrote this in 1965 – the year he was awarded the Nobel prize in physics for his work on quantum mechanics. Over the past decade, the enigma of quantum mechanics has come into sharper focus. We now realise that quantum mechanics is less about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than a theory about information: about what can be known and how. The quantum world isn’t a different world: it is our world, and if anything deserves to be called ‘weird’, it’s us. This exhilarating book is about what quantum maths really means – and what it doesn’t mean. ‘Gorgeously lucid…takes us to the edge of contemporary theorizing about the foundations of quantum mechanics… Easily the best book I’
  • Fundamental Forces

    The Open University & Dr Andrew Norton

    Wetenschap en natuur This book is a first step in understanding how atoms, planets, stars and galaxies were formed from material that emerged from the Big Bang. To even begin to understand the workings of our Universe, we must understand the rules the Universe follows. There are four fundamental interactions between matter and radiation that underlie all processes, at all scales, everywhere in the Universe. Author Dr Andrew Norton, senior lecturer in Astrophysics at The Open University, appears in videos throughout the book, ready to introduce and summarise the concepts you will be covering. In addition, the book features numerous interactive elements, including quizzes, animated graphics, images, and tables, as well as a comprehensive glossary of terms. This book will help you to grasp the fundamental forces of the Universe, and how these interactions are expressed in terms of quantum theories.
  • Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

    Marcus Chown

    Natuurkunde The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein's general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything about the world we live in. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven't the slightest clue what either is about. Did you know that there's so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor? And did you realize that 1% of the static on a TV tuned between stations is the relic of the Big Bang? Marcus Chown, the bestselling author of What A Wonderful World and the Solar System app, explains all with characteristic wit, colour and clarity, from the Big Bang and Einstein's general theory of relativity to probability, gravity and quantum theory. 'Chown discusses special and general relativity, probablity waves, quantum entanglement, gravity and the Big Bang, with humour
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. I

    Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton & Matthew Sands

    Natuurkunde "The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.
  • Higgs Discovery

    Lisa Randall

    Natuurkunde On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle – and very likely a new kind of particle – had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator designed to reproduce energies present in the universe a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. The particle's existence had been speculated on for nearly fifty years: here, finally, was proof. Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard University is one of the world's most influential theoretical physicists, and author of the bestselling Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages. In Higgs Discovery she deftly explains both this epochal discovery and it's startlingly beautiful implications.
  • The God Equation

    Michio Kaku

    Natuurkunde 'A majestic story' David Bodanis, Financial Times From the international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future This is the story of a quest: to find a Theory of Everything. Einstein dedicated his life to seeking this elusive Holy Grail, a single, revolutionary 'god equation' which would tie all the forces in the universe together, yet never found it. Some of the greatest minds in physics took up the search, from Stephen Hawking to Brian Greene. None have yet succeeded. In The God Equation , renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku takes the reader on a mind-bending ride through the twists and turns of this epic journey: a mystery that has fascinated him for most of his life. He guides us through the key debates in modern physics, from Newton's law of gravity via relativity and quantum mechanics to the latest developments in string theory. It is a tale of dazzling breakthroughs and crushing dead ends, illuminated by Kaku's clarity, storytelling fla
  • Quantum Mechanics 1: Particles & Waves

    Robert Piccioni

    Natuurkunde With this book you begin exploring the mysterious world of Quantum Mechanics — two words that have for over 100 years struck terror in the hearts of both physics students and the general public. As we shall see, the behavior of nature is remarkably surprising in the micro-world of molecules, atoms, and everything smaller yet. But this should be a surprise of wonder instead of terror. For most of us, nature is also surprising on the savannahs of Serengeti, but who wouldn't delight in seeing lions, elephants, cheetahs, and gazelles in their native habitat? As your tour guide, I will show you the wonders of Quantum Mechanics, while making sure you aren't devoured. Quantum Mechanics is the theory of physics that describes nature in the micro-world. There is much to discuss, too much for just one book. We will start by taking small steps that lead to some great surprises. We focus here on particles, waves, and quantization.
  • Higgs & Bosons & Fermions....Oh My! SubAtomic Journey

    Robert Piccioni

    Natuurkunde This book explores the Micro-World of subatomic particles and forces, including the recently discovered Higgs boson. The pursuit of nature’s smallest parts is one of mankind’s oldest quests, beginning at least 26 centuries ago. But, just in our lifetimes it seems we’ve finally “hit bottom.” Each step deeper into the Micro-World has revealed surprises, and expanded our understanding of nature on all size scales. At the bottom, we see a remarkable unity — nature is the same everywhere. Each galaxy could have been made of different types of matter, just as Earth’s continents have different flora and fauna. Instead, everything everywhere in the universe is made of just the same few elementary parts. Einstein said: “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” Now we know why. It is the simplicity of its smallest parts that allows us to comprehend the bewildering diversity and scope of our universe.
  • Het universum in een doos

    Andrew Pontzen

    Natuurkunde Hoe de meest bijzondere kosmologische fenomenen, zoals zwarte gaten of botsende sterrenstelsels, gesimuleerd kunnen worden aan de hand van supercomputers. Simulaties en de zoektocht naar de broncode van de kosmos Kosmologie is een lastige wetenschap. Niemand kan immers zijn eigen sterren, planeten of sterrenstelsels maken om zijn theorieën te testen. Maar de afgelopen decennia is er een nieuw soort natuurkunde ontstaan om de kloof tussen theorie en experiment te dichten. Door gebruik te maken van de kracht van moderne supercomputers, hebben kosmologen simulaties gebouwd die nieuwe inzichten bieden in de diepe geschiedenis van ons universum, waardoor eeuwenoude ideeën voor het eerst kunnen worden getest. In Het universum in een doos legt kosmoloog Andrew Pontzen uit hoe wetenschappers de meest bijzondere fenomenen van het universum modelleren, van zwarte gaten en botsende sterrenstelsels tot donkere materie en kwantumverstrengeling – en zo een nieuw licht kunnen werpen op onze real
  • Kwantumverstrengeling en collectief onbewust. Fysica en metafysica van het universum. Nieuwe interpretaties.

    Peter Veltman

    Natuurkunde Carl Jung en Wolfgang Pauli werkten respectievelijk op het gebied van psyche en materie. Deze twee sectoren worden als absoluut onverenigbaar met elkaar beschouwd. In feite ontkent wetenschappelijk materialisme het bestaan ​​van elke psychische component in het bekende universum. Ondanks de enorme afstand tussen hun disciplines, hebben de twee wetenschappers een samenwerking tot stand gebracht die meer dan twintig jaar heeft geduurd. Gedurende die tijd zijn ze nooit gestopt op zoek naar een "verenigend element", dat in staat is om op wetenschappelijk niveau de redenen van de psychische dimensie te verzoenen met die van de materiële dimensie. Helaas hebben ze dit doel in hun leven niet bereikt, maar ze waren profeten van een nieuwe wetenschappelijke interpretatie van het universum. De evolutie van kennis op het gebied van kwantumfysica, en vooral de experimentele bevestigingen van fenomenen zoals kwantumverstrengeling, herevalueren hun theorieën. Tegenwoordig komt het idee van ee
  • The End of Everything

    Katie Mack

    Natuurkunde NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST, OBSERVER, NEW SCIENTIST, BBC FOCUS, INDEPENDENT AND WASHINGTON POST 'A rollicking tour of the wildest physics. . . Like an animated discussion with your favourite quirky and brilliant professor' Leah Crane, New Scientist 'Weird science, explained beautifully' - John Scalzi We know the universe had a beginning. But what happens at the end of the story? With lively wit and wry humour, astrophysicist Katie Mack takes us on a mind-bending tour through each of the cosmos' possible finales: the Big Crunch, Heat Death, Vacuum Decay, the Big Rip and the Bounce. Guiding us through major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory and much more, she describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes - succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom. This captivating story of
  • Het universum is intelligent. De ziel bestaat. Quantummysteries, multiversum, quantumverstrengeling, synchroniciteit. Voorbij materialiteit, voor een spirituele visie op de kosmos.

    Peter Veltman

    Natuurkunde Pagina's 304. Geïllustreerd. De ongelooflijke ontdekkingen van de kwantumfysica veranderen fundamenteel de aannames van de klassieke wetenschap. Tegenwoordig maakt de technologie geweldige uitvoeringen mogelijk. Zo worden bijvoorbeeld de eerste quantumcomputers met vrijwel onbegrensde rekencapaciteit gerealiseerd. Sommigen ondersteunen de reële mogelijkheid van tijdreizen. Naast deze innovaties, die bekend zijn bij het publiek, zijn anderen minder bekend, maar niet minder belangrijk. Dit zijn de nieuwigheden die voortkomen uit kwantumstudies, waaronder de "superpositie van staten" en de "quantum instorting". De "superpositie van toestanden" bevestigt dat hetzelfde deeltje gelijktijdig op twee of meer plaatsen kan worden gevonden. De theorie van "kwantuminstorting" bevestigt dat het gedrag van materie gemakkelijk kan worden bepaald door observatie. Dit zijn geen veronderstellingen, maar experimenteel geverifieerde principes. Dit boek behandelt niet alleen deze innovaties, maar geeft
  • What Is Real?

    Adam Becker

    Natuurkunde "A thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science." -- New York Times Book Review An Editor's Choice,  New York Times Book Review Longlisted for PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Longlisted for Goodreads Choice Award  Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr's solipsistic and poorly reasoned Copenhagen interpretation. Indeed, questioning it has long meant professional ruin, yet some daring physicists, such as John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett, persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics. What Is Real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth. "An excellent, accessible account." -- Wall Street Journal  "Splendid. . . . Deeply detailed research, accompan
  • Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

    Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman

    Natuurkunde The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths.
  • Time Reborn

    Lee Smolin

    Natuurkunde In Time Reborn , Lee Smolin, one of our foremost physicists and thinkers offers a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet throughout history, the idea that time is an illusion has been a religious and philosophical commonplace. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that exist not inside time, but outside it. From Newton and Einstein to today's string theorists and quantum physicists, the widest consensus is that the universe is governed by absolute, timeless laws. In Time Reborn , Lee Smolin argues that this denial of time is holding back both physics, and our understanding of the universe. We need a major revolution in scientific thought: one that embraces the reality of time and places it at the centre of our thinking. E may equal mc squared now, but that wasn't always the case. Sim
  • Quantum

    Jim Al-Khalili

    Wetenschap en natuur From Schrodinger's cat to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, this book untangles the weirdness of the quantum world. Quantum mechanics underpins modern science and provides us with a blueprint for reality itself. And yet it has been said that if you're not shocked by it, you don't understand it. But is quantum physics really so unknowable? Is reality really so strange? And just how can cats be half-alive and half-dead at the same time? Our journey into the quantum begins with nature's own conjuring trick, in which we discover that atoms -- contrary to the rules of everyday experience -- can exist in two locations at once. To understand this we travel back to the dawn of the twentieth century and witness the birth of quantum theory, which over the next one hundred years was to overthrow so many of our deeply held notions about the nature of our universe. Scientists and philosophers have been left grappling with its implications every since.
  • The quantum world

    The Open University

    Wetenschap en natuur Quantum physics lies at the heart of understanding the behaviour of matter and radiation on the smallest scales. It therefore underlies not only the technology that surrounds us every day, but the fundamental structure and behaviour of everything in the Universe. This book introduces the concepts of quantised energy and quantum uncertainty, and offers a first look at the quantum world. A student at A-level, International Baccalaureate, or K-12 level will be stretched by this content and teaching. If in doubt, download the free sample.
  • Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

    Michio Kaku

    Natuurkunde "A fresh and highly visual tour through Einstein's astonishing legacy." —Brian Greene There's no better short book that explains just what Einstein did than Einstein's Cosmos. Keying Einstein's crucial discoveries to the simple mental images that inspired them, Michio Kaku finds a revealing new way to discuss his ideas, and delivers an appealing and always accessible introduction to Einstein's work.
  • Natuurlijk niet!

    Roel Andringa-Boxum

    Natuurkunde De grootste mythen uit de natuurkunde op humoristische wijze ontrafeld Niets is sneller dan het licht, het water in het afvoerputje draait in Nederland rechtsom en in Australië linksom en kernenergie kunnen we – gezien het verleden – maar beter achter ons laten. Tenminste, dat is wat de meeste mensen denken. Natuurkundige Roel Andringa- Boxum bestempelt deze opvattingen als hardnekkige mythen en wil ze maar al te graag de wereld uit helpen. In Natuurlijk niet! behandelt Andringa-Boxum op toegankelijke en humoristische wijze 32 mythen in de moderne natuurkunde; van maatschappelijk-relevante onderwerpen als het klimaat en alledaagse fenomenen als eb en vloed tot kosmische verschijnselen als zwarte gaten. Dankzij zijn ervaring als docent, promotieonderzoeker en giganerd kan hij als geen ander uitleggen hoe deze mythen in elkaar steken en hoe we ze kunnen verklaren. Roel Andringa-Boxum is eerstegraads docent natuurkunde. Hij studeerde natuurkunde aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en
  • Starry Messenger

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Natuurkunde NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all. In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science. After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched. With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflic
  • Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

    Lee Smolin

    Natuurkunde Human beings, says Lee Smolin, author of The Trouble With Physics , have always had a problem with the boundary between reality and fantasy, confusing our representations of the world with the world itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in quantum physics, which forms the basis for our understanding of everything from elementary particles to the behaviour of materials. While quantum mechanics is currently our best theory of nature at an atomic scale, it has many puzzling qualities - qualities that preclude realism and therefore give an incomplete description of nature. Rather than question this version of quantum mechanics, however, whole groups of physicists have embraced it as correct and rejected realism. Subscribing to a kind of magical thinking, they believe that what is real is far beyond the world we perceive: indeed, that the 'true' world is hidden from our perception. Back in the 1920s Einstein, both a realist and a physicist, believed that it was necessary to go beyond q
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. II

    Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton & Matthew Sands

    Natuurkunde "The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. III

    Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton & Matthew Sands

    Natuurkunde "The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.
  • Black Holes & Time Warps

    Kip Thorne

    Natuurkunde Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure an
  • The Physics of Light

    The Open University

    Wetenschap en natuur Visible light is very familiar to us, as are other forms of electromagnetic radiation, which are used when you use a microwave oven, or watch a television, or have an X-ray. But although scientists understand electromagnetic radiation very well, it is still a rather strange property. This book uses detailed interactive activities and experiments to help you grasp the science of light. A student at A-level, International Baccalaureate, or K-12 level will be stretched by this content and teaching. If in doubt, download the free sample.  Note: several interactive elements in this book contain flashing images that may be harmful to some readers.
  • Fundamental forces

    The Open University

    Wetenschap en natuur This book is a first step in understanding how atoms, planets, stars and galaxies were formed from material that emerged from the Big Bang. To even begin to understand the workings of our Universe, we must understand the rules the Universe follows. There are four fundamental interactions between matter and radiation that underlie all processes, at all scales, everywhere in the Universe. Author Dr Andrew Norton, senior lecturer in Astrophysics at The Open University, appears in videos throughout the book, ready to introduce and summarise the concepts you will be covering. This book will help you to grasp the fundamental forces of the Universe, and how these interactions are expressed in terms of quantum theories. A student at A-level, International Baccalaureate, or K-12 level will be stretched by this content and teaching. If in doubt, download the free sample.
  • Packing for Mars

    Mary Roach

    Natuurkunde “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us
  • Physics of the Impossible

    Michio Kaku

    Natuurkunde Physics of the Impossible takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an exhilarating insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future. Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles and a worldwide communications network. Here internationally bestselling author Micho Kaku confidently hurdles today's frontier of science, revealing the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, zero-point energy, even extraterrestrial life. And he shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics. Where does the realm of science fiction end? What can we really hope to achieve? 'Anything that is not impossible, is mandatory!' declares Kaku in this lucid, entertaining and enlightening read.
  • A Brief History of Black Holes

    Dr. Becky Smethurst

    Natuurkunde In A Brief History of Black Holes , award-winning University of Oxford researcher Dr Becky Smethurst charts five hundred years of scientific breakthroughs in astronomy and astrophysics. 'A jaunt through space history . . . with charming wit and many pop-culture references' – BBC Sky At Night Magazine Right now, you are orbiting a black hole. The Earth orbits the Sun, and the Sun orbits the centre of the Milky Way: a supermassive black hole, the strangest and most misunderstood phenomenon in the galaxy. In this cosmic tale of discovery, Dr Becky Smethurst takes us from the earliest observations of the universe and the collapse of massive stars, to the iconic first photographs of a black hole and her own published findings. She explains why black holes aren’t really ‘black’, that you never ever want to be ‘spaghettified’, how black holes are more like sofa cushions than hoovers and why, beyond the event horizon, the future is a direction in space rather than in time. Told wi
  • The Emperor's New Mind

    Roger Penrose

    Natuurkunde In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.
  • Now: The Physics of Time

    Richard A. Muller

    Natuurkunde From the celebrated author of the best-selling Physics for Future Presidents comes “a provocative, strongly argued book on the fundamental nature of time” (Lee Smolin). You are reading the word "now" right now. But what does that mean? "Now" has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. In Now, eminent physicist Richard A. Muller takes up the challenge. He begins with remarkably clear explanations of relativity, entropy, entanglement, the Big Bang, and more, setting the stage for his own revolutionary theory of time, one that makes testable predictions. Muller’s monumental work will spark major debate about the most fundamental assumptions of our universe, and may crack one of physics’ longest-standing enigmas.
  • A Beautiful Question

    Frank Wilczek

    Natuurkunde In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As this book demonstrates, the human quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe connects all scientific pursuit from Pythagoras and Plato on to Galileo and Newton, Maxwell and Einstein. Indeed, Wilczek shows us just how deeply intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is the culmination of Wilczek's life work and a mind-expanding book that combines the age-old human quest for beauty and the age-old human quest for truth.
  • The Theoretical Minimum

    Leonard Susskind & George Hrabovsky

    Natuurkunde 'For anyone who is determined to learn physics for real, looking beyond conventional popularizations, this is the ideal place to start. It gets directly to the important points, with nuggets of deep insight scattered along the way' Sean Carroll, physicist and author of The Particle at the End of the Universe In this stimulating primer, world-class physicist and father of string theory Leonard Susskind and citizen-scientist George Hrabovsky combine forces to provide the ultimate master class in modern physics. Unlike most popular physics books - which give readers a taste of what physicists know but not what they actually do - Susskind and Hrabovsky teach the skills you need to do physics yourself. Combining crystal-clear explanations of the laws of the universe with basic exercises, the authors cover the minimum - the theoretical minimum of the title - that readers need to master in order to move on to more advanced topics. In a lucid, engaging style, Susskind and Hrabovsky introduce
  • This Explains Everything

    John Brockman

    Wetenschap en natuur Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of the world. What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), posed to the world's most influential minds. Flowing from the horizons of physics, economics, psychology, neuroscience, and more, This Explains Everything presents 150 of the most surprising and brilliant theories of the way of our minds, societies, and universe work. Jared Diamond on biological electricity • Nassim Nicholas Taleb on positive stress • Steven Pinker on the deep genetic roots of human conflict • Richard Dawkins on pattern recognition • Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on simplicity • Lisa Randall on the Higgs mechanism • BRIAN Eno on the limits of intuition • Richard Thaler on the power of commitment • V. S. Ramachandran on the "neural code" of conscio
  • In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat

    John Gribbin

    Natuurkunde Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, super conductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is
  • How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

    Chad Orzel

    Natuurkunde Learn the basics of quantum physics with this clever, fun, and lighthearted introduction to modern physics based on a series of conversations with Chad Orzel and his dog Emmy. When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn’t just a friendly mutt who needed a home. Soon she was trying to use the strange ideas of quantum mechanics for the really important things in her life: chasing critters, getting treats, and going for walks. She peppered Chad with questions: Could she use quantum tunneling to get through the neighbor’s fence and chase bunnies? What about quantum teleportation to catch squirrels before they climb out of reach? Where are all the universes in which Chad drops steak on the floor? With great humor and clarity, Chad Orzel explains to Emmy, and to human readers, just what quantum mechanics is and how it works—and why, although you can’t use it to catch squirrels or eat steak, it’s still bizarre, amazing, and i
  • Quanta and Fields

    Sean Carroll

    Natuurkunde The instant New York Times bestseller Quanta and Fields , the second book of Sean Carroll’s already internationally acclaimed series The Biggest Ideas in the Universe , is an adventure into the bare stuff of reality.   Sean Carroll is creating a profoundly new approach to sharing physics with a broad audience, one that goes beyond analogies to show how physicists really think. He cuts to the bare mathematical essence of our most profound theories, explaining every step in a uniquely accessible way.   Quantum field theory is how modern physics describes nature at its most profound level. Starting with the basics of quantum mechanics itself, Sean Carroll explains measurement and entanglement before explaining how the world is really made of fields. You will finally understand why matter is solid, why there is antimatter, where the sizes of atoms come from, and why the predictions of quantum field theory are so spectacularly successful. Fundamental ideas like spin, symmetry,
  • Quantum Bullsh*t

    Chris Ferrie

    Natuurkunde Science is so f*cking rad. We don't deserve it. What actually is quantum physics? If you can answer that questions without bullsh*tting the person standing next to you in the bookstore, you can stop reading right now. But although most of us don't actually understand quantum physics, we know that it's mystical and awesome, and if we understood it we'd probably be rich and beautiful and happy, right? After all, there are plenty of people out there trying to sell you quantum crystals to align your quantum energy with your quantum destiny. Can they all be wrong? Spoiler: yes. Yes, they can. There is no such thing as quantum crystals. Sorry! Luckily, as pseudo-science takes over the internet and it's getting harder and harder to separate alternative facts from real science, Chris Ferrie (an actual quantum physicist!) is here to explain quantum physics in a way that makes sense, so you can see the hucksters and bullsh*tters coming from a mile away—and school them in what quantum entangle
  • Complexiteit

    John H. Holland

    Wetenschap en natuur Stephen Hawking zei ooit: "Complexiteit is de wetenschap van de 21ste eeuw." Die uitspraak illustreert het belang van dit begrip goed. Of het nu gaat over het internet of over marktregulatie, over het klimaat of over epidemieën, over verkeersinfarcten of over het weer: ze kunnen allemaal worden omschreven als een complex systeem, waarin een veelvoud aan componenten op elkaar inwerkt, binnen en tussen diverse niveaus. Complexe systemen vereisen een eigen benadering, met eigen concepten en theorieën. In dit Elementaire Deeltje neemt een van de grootste namen op dit gebied, John H. Holland, de belangrijkste begrippen en achtergronden van complexiteit onder de loep. Wat deze overkoepelende kijk op complexiteit aantrekkelijk maakt is dat ze van toepassing is op uiteenlopende gebieden, zoals de natuurwetenschappen, de informatica en de sociale wetenschappen. Een prachtige compacte introductie in een nieuwe wetenschappelijke kijk op de werkelijkheid! - Sander Bais, emeritus hoogleraar Theo
  • IJstijden

    Gemma Venhuizen

    Wetenschap en natuur Van de film Ice Age tot de schilderijen van Hendrick Avercamp: iedereen heeft een beeld bij `de ijstijd. Wat maar weinig mensen weten, is dat ook vandaag de dag nog sporen van vroegere ijstijden in het Nederlandse landschap te zien zijn. In dit Elementaire Deeltje neemt Gemma Venhuizen u mee naar de tijd van mammoeten en sabeltandtijgers.
  • Alles over straling

    Yvonne Sangen & Karin Tazelaar

    Natuurkunde Straling van smartphones en laptops heeft invloed op ons. In Alles over straling lees je op welke manieren en hoe je het kunt beperken zonder afscheid te nemen van je apparatuur. We hebben er steeds meer: smartphones, tablets, laptops, digitale ontvangers voor tv... Wat zijn eigenlijk de voor- en de nadelen voor onze gezondheid? Enerzijds zijn er steeds meer onderzoeken beschikbaar over de negatieve invloeden op de gezondheid van de belasting van elektromagnetische velden veroorzaakt door wifi en bijvoorbeeld smartphones, anderzijds gaat de commercie door met het invoeren van snel internet alsof er niets aan de hand is. De Europese Unie en alle landen kunnen meer aandacht besteden aan deze ontwikkelingen zodat er voor iedereen een stralingsbelasting is die aanvaardbaar is voor de gezondheid. Dit Ankertje geeft informatie over elektrostress. Ook onderwerpen als â digitale dementieâ en de sociale gevolgen van alsmaar bezig zijn met de mobiele telefoon komen aan de orde. Evenals de nie
  • Fields of Color

    Rodney A. Brooks

    Natuurkunde Fields of Color explains Quantum Field Theory to a lay audience without equations. It shows how this overlooked and misunderstood theory resolves the weirdness of Quantum Mechanics and the paradoxes of Relativity. The third edition contains a new and simple solution to "the most controversial problem in physics today": the measurement problem.
  • The Particle at the End of the Universe

    Sean Carroll

    Natuurkunde Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books “A modern voyage of discovery.” —Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being The Higgs boson is one of our era’s most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle , was a bestseller. Now, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is opening—after billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland—into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics—all grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.
  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

    Isaac Asimov

    Natuurkunde A thrilling nonfiction tour of the cosmos that brings the universe down to Earth, from one of the all-time masters of science fiction.   No one makes sense out of science like Isaac Asimov. Are you puzzled by pulsars? Baffled by black holes? Bewildered by the big bang? If so, here are succinct, crystal-clear answers to more than one hundred of the most significant questions about the essential nature of the universe—questions that have fired the imagination since the beginning of history.   Over the course of this fantastic voyage, the origins, the discoveries, and the stunning achievements of astronomy will unfold before your eyes. You will experience close encounters with giant planets, exploding stars, distant galaxies, and more. For anyone who has ever asked the ultimate questions, who has ever looked up at the sky and asked What in heaven is going on? , Isaac Asimov’s unique vision, skill, and authority will bring the big picture into focus.   “A fi

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