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    summary The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next READ The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Author Lee Smolin Lee Smolin å 7 free download An interesting and well written book Smolin started out wanting to write about the sociology of research funding in the US He is extremely worried about the fact that it has become difficult for young researchers to get money to pursue novel ideas with most funding concentrated on a small number of mainstream projects which are regarded as safe In many fields this has already been taken to the logical extreme with nea

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    READ The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Author Lee Smolin It is well known now that a very large cadre of talent in theoretical physics has been working on string theory The theory solves a lot of problems in physics and Lee theoretical physicist Lee Smolin has published a number of papers on the subject The problem is that the theory does not make any predictions that might allow it to be falsifiable So according to my definition of a theory a scientific idea that is supported by much observat

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    READ The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Author Lee Smolin Lee Smolin å 7 free download summary The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Manny got me to read this book admittedly it has taken me a while to get around to it not so much with this review here but rather with the trouble I was having with reading another book on string theory that had

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    READ The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Author Lee Smolin free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin I first came across The Trouble with Physics when Richard mentioned Manny's excellent review in a comment on my review of The Elegant Universe I left The Elegant Universe feeling invigorated about physics 1 but sour on string theorySimply put for as elegant as string theorists claimed that string theory was something everything? about it seemed not uite right There was a too good to be true element to it but

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    summary The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next READ The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Author Lee Smolin As to the content of this exceedingly excellent examination of the state of modern theoretical physics through the eyes of a deeply learned and concerned practitioner the reviews by Manny and Rob are both superb and cover all of the bases with flairIf I could go back and do it all over again I'd run with the math skills I had garnered back in the day together with a speculative bent honed whilst seated chin in hand upon the toilet and try

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    READ The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next Author Lee Smolin free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin This is possibly the best physics book I've ever read Most physics books acknowledge that there are certain unknowns such as dark matter or certain aspects of string theory but they all cleverly hide the real and somewhat desperate situation with contemporary physics It's rare to find someone in any field who is willing

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    free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin Lee Smolin å 7 free download summary The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next It is very hard in writing a popular book about physics to strike the right balance between rigorous explanation and appeal to a broad audience From the favorable Goodreads reviews it is evident that a lot of people think that Smolin has struc

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    Lee Smolin å 7 free download free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin summary The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next The Trouble with Physics A Plea for Diversity in uantum PhysicsIn my hunger to learn about uantum physics which happens every 4 5 years I decided to tackle some difficult books I started with Brian Green’s The Elegant Universe 1999 one the most well known proponents of String Theory among non physicist enthusiasts It’s a fascinating and ambitious book that tries very hard to explain mind boggling concepts like bosoni

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The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next characters Ì 107 free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin Ectively penalized young physicists for pursuing other avenues it is dragging the rest of physics down with itWith clarity passion and authority Smolin charts the rise and fall of string theory and takes a fascinating look at what will replace it A group of young theorists has begun to develop exciting ideas that unlike string theory are testable Smolin not only tells us who and what to watch for in the coming years he offers novel solutions for seeking out and nurturing the best new talent giving us a chance at long last of finding the next Einstein. As to the content of this exceedingly excellent examination of the state of modern theoretical physics through the eyes of a deeply learned and concerned practitioner the reviews by Manny and Rob are both superb and cover all of the bases with flairIf I could go back and do it all over again I d run with the math skills I had garnered back in the day together with a speculative bent honed whilst seated chin in hand upon the toilet and try to go all the way to the end as a bona fide physicist and I might have run into Smolin himself on the well watered fields of the University of Waterloo

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The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next

The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next characters Ì 107 free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin In this groundbreaking book the renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that physics the basis for all other sciences has lost its way For than two centuries our understanding of the laws of nature expanded rapidly But today despite our best efforts we know nothing about these laws than we knew in the 1970s Why is physics suddenly in trouble And what can we do about itOne of the major problems according to Smolin is string theory an ambitious attempt to formulate a “theory of everything” that explains all the particles and forces of. If you are looking for an uptodate discussion of the controversy of string theory and whether it s a cult or just a hoax The Multidisciplinarian has posted a nice essay complete with lots of further reading The Trouble with Strings One of the things Smolin discusses is the sociology of string theory The Multidisciplinarian comments A telling example of the tendency for string theory to exclude rivals comes from a 2004 exchange on the sciphysicsstrings Google group between Lubo Motl and Wolfgang Lerche of CERN who does a lot of work on strings and branes Motl pointed to Leonard Susskind s then recent embrace of landscapes a concept Susskind had dismissed before it became useful to string theory To this Lerche replied what I find irritating is that these ideas are out since the mid 80s this work had been ignored because it didn t fit into the philosophy at the time by the same people who now re invent the landscape appear in journals in this context and even seem to write books about it There had always been proponents of this idea which is not new by any means the whole discussion could and in fact should have been taken place in 198687 The main thing what has changed since then is the mind of certain people and what you now see is the Stanford propaganda machine working at its fullest You can find it here m afraid that what follows here is what came out of my pen after I read Smolin s very interesting book It has nothing to do with the book but I had fun writing it The book is worthy of another sort of review altogether and if I d been in another sort of mood altogether I dare say that s what would have come outA review written in the straightforward three dimensionsThe dimensions God intended us to haveWhat I have learned about string theory from this bookhttpalittleteaalittlechatwordpres

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The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next characters Ì 107 free download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB å Lee Smolin Nature and how the universe came to be With its exotic new particles and parallel universes string theory has captured the public’s imagination and seduced many physicistsBut as Smolin reveals there’s a deep flaw in the theory no part of it has been tested and no one knows how to test it In fact the theory appears to come in an infinite number of versions meaning that no experiment will ever be able to prove it false As a scientific theory it fails And because it has soaked up the lion’s share of funding attracted some of the best minds and eff. I first came across The Trouble with Physics when Richard mentioned Manny s excellent review in a comment on my review of The Elegant Universe I left The Elegant Universe feeling invigorated about physics 1 but sour on string theorySimply put for as elegant as string theorists claimed that string theory was something everything about it seemed not uite right There was a too good to be true element to it but beyond that it did not seem that there was a good layman s explanation for what they were really bringing to the table Vibrating strings as the fundament of all matter and energy Sure But extra dimensions You ve got some explaining to doThus was I delighted to hear of Smolin s book wherein he discusses not only string theory ie the trouble with physics but the larger systemic problems with the academy and how science is funded especially in the United States ie the trouble with physics Perhaps Smolin felt comfortable writing this book because he already perceived himself as a bit of an outsider 2 regardless we should all be glad that he didA couple of items that I delighted in while reading the book A focus on failures and blunders Science like the rest of life is full of things that are tried but ultimately fail Need we any other reminder than the fact that science is made up of experiments But beyond this Smolin takes the bold step of presenting in what seems like every chapter some theory or conjecture or euation that was perceived as elegant and widely accepted at the time but then ultimately failed in the face of the experimental evidence A cogent and easily comprehensible argument against string theory Walking away from The Elegant Universe I felt a deep sense of unease that we had a theory or set of theories or set of loose proposals for what may some day become a theory that had gained a lot of traction among some well groomed and well liked and well spoken physicists that were well received by the lay public because they seemed so damn sure of themselves But and Brian Greene even says this in his book you shouldn t be so certain of your hypothesis if you can t break it down in such a way that a layperson can at least get the gist of it and can get the gist of what the deeper implications are 3 But string theorists aren t really able to do that and Smolin gives us a good tear down of why specifically string theory breaks down under scrutiny And yet string theory still gets a fair shake But let s be honest here there is something sexy about string theory and it would be nice if that oh so elegant theory really were the real deal And Smolin says over and over again that it might be at least that some aspects of it might still bear fruit And that he wouldn t have spent several years of his career looking deeply into it if he hadn t thought that to be the case But ultimately we need to look elsewhere For all the reasons we ve already mentioned Because it s too good to be true Because it doesn t really hold together Because any theory you can just infinitely modify to meet your goals isn t helping you or anyone else And then there s the discussion of the systemic problems with science generally The tenure system The grant funding system The peer review system All of these things which are really important and yet at the same time so fundamentally flawed that you cannot help but drop your jaw when looking for answers to even the obvious uestions about how to improve the situation 4Where does that leave me at the end of all this A little stunned I wish I d read it immediately after reading The Elegant Universe while all that string theory jargon was still fresh in my mind 5 But just the same Smolin s book is a powerful and fascinating look at 20th century physics and at the culture and climate of academic science in the early 21st century Anyone even remotely interested in science be it as an insider to the disciplines or as a lay person really ought to get down hisher local library and read this book 1 Say what you will about string theory but Brian Greene does a hell of a good job in describing his antecedents in the field2 At least that s the gist I get from his at times self deprecating style3 And this continues to be my biggest beef with string theory I think That 1 there is no agreement among string theorists about what it is and 2 not only can they not explain it to a lay person but they deride anyone not also doing string theory and 3 there are a lot of smart and interested lay people out there reading these theories and just throwing up their hands and saying Well if these smart guys believe in it then I guess I do too And that s just bullshit and we all deserve better than that4 And this applies to all sciences not just physics5 Not that I ve forgotten what Calabi Yau manifolds are Inasmuch as I could ever claim to know what they are Expanded version on my blog

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Trouble with Physics The Rise of String Theory the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next
  • Lee Smolin
  • English
  • 15 January 2020
  • 9780618551057