Presents dialogues from a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy.
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Surveys the latest developments in the field of physics, in such areas as quantum theory, low-temperature physics, astrophysics, relativity, and quarks
Argues that the discoveries of twentieth-century physics--relativity and the quantum theory--demand a radical reformulation of the fundamentals of reality and a way of thinking, that is closer to mysticism than materialism
Describes, in layman's terms, recent developments in quantum mechanics and physics, criticizing popular philosophies which attempt to apply mystical attributes to scientific paradoxes
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas—string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology," an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology." The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.
This unique volume contains the materials of the XXIXth International Workshop on High Energy Physics. The content of the volume is much wider than just high-energy physics and actually concerns all the most fundamental areas of modern physics research: high-energy physics proper, gravitation and cosmology. Presentations embrace both theory and experiment. Contents:12 Closed Doors and 8 Open Windows in Physics Beyond the SM (F Riva)On Possible Interpretation of the LHC Higgs-Like State in the Framework of the Non-Perturbative Effective Interaction of W-Bosons (B A Arbuzov)What Can the Higgs Tell Us About UV Physics? (A K Knochel)Recent Results from the Heavy Ion Program at RHIC (O Evdokimov)Top Quark Physics Results from LHC (C Ferro)Neutrino Oscillations: Recent Results and Perspectives (M M Khabibullin and Yu G Kudenko)High-Energy Collisions in Space-Time Perspective (V A Petrov)Inward Horizons of the Spinning Nucleons (A Prokudin)Supermassive Black Hole at the Galactic Center (A F Zakharov)Einsteinian Revolution's Misinterpretation: No True Black Holes, No Information Paradox: Just Quasi-Static Balls of Quark Gluon Plasma (A Mitra)Flaws in Black Hole Theory and General Relativity (S J Crothers)and other papers Readership: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and physicists working in the field of high energy physics. Keywords:Higgs Boson;Quark Gluon Plasma;Neutrino in Labs and Cosmos;Cosmology;Dark Matter
The NATO Advanced Study Institute 2000 was held in Cascais, a small town located in a renowned beach resort area, near Lisbon. The aim of the Meeting was to provide an overview and to cover the recent devel opments in some of the most important topics in Particle Physics and Cosmology, including Neutrino Physics, CP violation, B-Physics, Baryo genesis, Dark Matter, Inflation, Supersymmetry, Unified Theories, Large Extra-Di~ensions and M-theory. In the NATO ASI 2000, we had the priv ilege to have among the lecturers, some of the most prominent physicists working in the fields of Particle Physics and Cosmology. Furthermore, there was a strong participation by a large number of young scientists, including graduate students and post-docs who had an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field and discuss the various topics with lec turers and other participants. The enthusiasm of the young participants, the generosity of the lecturers in giving their time to participate in open discussions and debates, together with the social events and the pleasant environment of Cascais, all contributed to the great success of the Meeting. We are very grateful to Camara Municipal de Cascais for their support and organization of the reception in the beautiful Palace Condes Castro de Guimaraes and we are also specially grateful to colonel Eugenio de Oliveira for his support, to commander A. Monteiro de Macedo and to Mr.
A monograph on inflationary cosmology and cosmological phase transitions, investigating modern cosmology's relationship to elementary particle physics. This work also includes a non-technical discussion of inflationary cosmology for those unfamiliar with the theory.
Based on lectures celebrating Stephen Hawking's sixtieth birthday, with contributions from the world's leading theoretical physicists.