A Different Universe : Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down, Paperback

A Different Universe : Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down Paperback

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In this age of superstring theories and Big Bang cosmology, we're used to thinking of the unknown as impossibly distant from our everyday lives.

But in A Different Universe, Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin argues that the scientific frontier is right under our fingers.

Instead of looking for ultimate theories, Laughlin considers the world of emergent properties-meaning the properties, such as the hardness and shape of a crystal, that result from the organization of large numbers of atoms.

Laughlin shows us how the most fundamental laws of physics are in fact emergent.

A Different Universe is a truly mind-bending book that shows us why everything we think about fundamental physical laws needs to change.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
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  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780465038299

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