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On Space and Time


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A. N. Taylor, S. Majid, R. Penrose, A. Connes, M. Heller, J. C. Polkinghorne
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107641686

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  • This book gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question about its essence: what is the true nature of space and time? Both defy modern physics and scientists find themselves continually searching for answers. This unique volume brings together world leaders in cosmology, particle physics, quantum gravity, mathematics, philosophy and theology, to provide fresh insights into the deep structure of space and time. In an attempt to understand the question, subjects ranging from dark matter to the philosophical and theological implications of spacetime are covered, ensuring that the issue is thoroughly explored. Interesting and thought-provoking answers provide a well-rounded read.

    • A one-of-its-kind text exploring the true nature of space and time, born out of an open public discussion hosted by Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2006
    • Features contributions from the Sir Roger Penrose, John Polkinghorne, Alain Connes, Michael Heller, Andrew Taylor and Shahn Majid
    • Covers the topic from a variety of angles; from astrophysics and cosmology to theology and mathematics
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107641686
    • length: 303 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 139 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The dark universe A. N. Taylor
    2. Quantum spacetime and physical reality S. Majid
    3. Causality, quantum theory and cosmology R. Penrose
    4. On the fine structure of spacetime A. Connes
    5. Where physics meets metaphysics M. Heller
    6. The nature of time J. C. Polkinghorne

  • Editor

    Shahn Majid, Queen Mary University of London

    With contributions by

    John Polkinghorne

    Roger Penrose

    Andrew Taylor

    Alain Connes

    Michael Heller


    A. N. Taylor, S. Majid, R. Penrose, A. Connes, M. Heller, J. C. Polkinghorne

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