The Grand Design

The Grand Design

Stephen Hawking Leonard Mlodinow / Apr 03, 2020
The Grand Design THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD S GREAT THINKERS A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin Why are w
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  • THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD S GREAT THINKERS A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin Why are we here Why is there something rather than nothing What is the nature of reality Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourTHE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD S GREAT THINKERS A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin Why are we here Why is there something rather than nothing What is the nature of reality Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourselves And, finally, is the apparent grand design of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion or does science offer another explanation The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet if only to disagree In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity In The Grand Design they explain that according to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history, but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously When applied to the universe as a whole, this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect But the top down approach to cosmology that Hawking and Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us The authors further explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the multiverse the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature.Along the way Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality, posing a model dependent theory of reality as the best we can hope to find And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M theory, an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete theory of everything If confirmed, they write, it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, and the ultimate triumph of human reason.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.From the Hardcover edition.
    The Grand Design Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow Is the apparent grand design of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion or does science offer another explanation In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. The Grand Design book The Grand Design Sep , Directed by Eric Stoltz With Frances Conroy, Eric Stoltz, Steven Klein, Lisa Brenner A young poet scientist is chosen to find the next message to be sent into space to reach out to other potential civilizations. The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow Feb , The Grand Design is part history, part philosophy, part science It goes back to Ptolemy and Plato, forward to the probable end of the universe It strives to answer the great questions of life How can we understand the world in which we find ourselves The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking The Grand Design is a popular science book written by physicists Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow and published by Bantam Books in The book examines the history of scientific knowledge about the universe and explains dimension M theory. The Grand Design Stephen Hawking The Grand Design explains the latest thoughts about model dependent realism the idea that there is no one version of reality , and about the multiverse concept of reality in which there are many universes There are new ideas about the top down theory of cosmology the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists.
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        Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England His parents house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father s old college Stephen wanted to do Mathematics, although his father would have preferred medicine Mathematics was not available at University College, so he did Physics instead After three years and not very much work he was awarded a first class honours degree in Natural Science.Stephen then went on to Cambridge to do research in Cosmology, there being no one working in that area in Oxford at the time His supervisor was Denis Sciama, although he had hoped to get Fred Hoyle who was working in Cambridge After gaining his Ph.D he became first a Research Fellow, and later on a Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College After leaving the Institute of Astronomy in 1973 Stephen came to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and since 1979 has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics The chair was founded in 1663 with money left in the will of the Reverend Henry Lucas, who had been the Member of Parliament for the University It was first held by Isaac Barrow, and then in 1669 by Isaac Newton.Stephen Hawking has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe With Roger Penrose he showed that Einstein s General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes These results indicated it was necessary to unify General Relativity with Quantum Theory, the other great Scientific development of the first half of the 20th Century One consequence of such a unification that he discovered was that black holes should not be completely black, but should emit radiation and eventually evaporate and disappear Another conjecture is that the universe has no edge or boundary in imaginary time This would imply that the way the universe began was completely determined by the laws of science.His many publications include The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with G.F.R Ellis, General Relativity An Einstein Centenary Survey, with W Israel, and 300 Years of Gravity, with W Israel Stephen Hawking has three popular books published his best seller A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays and most recently in 2001, The Universe in a Nutshell There are.pdf and versions of his full publication list.Professor Hawking has twelve honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982, and was made a Companion of Honour in 1989 He is the recipient of many awards, medals and prizes and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.Stephen Hawking continues to combine family life he has three children and one grandchild , and his research into theoretical physics together with an extensive programme of travel and public lectures.

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    1. It s a funny thing being a cosmologist in the greater Los Angeles area Back when I was a partying single graduate student, I d frequently hit the town for some fun Inevitably I d meet someone, strike up a conversation, and they might ask me what I did for a living Oh, I m a cosmologist Cosmetologist Cool, do you do make up for movies Umt unless rouge is a component of dark matter ba da bum I make detectors and use them to study the origins and geometry of our universe Uh No way You ever work in [...]


    2. When this book was released, I was reading a story about it on line, and the headline said something like Stephen Hawking Says There Is No God Then I made the critical mistake of looking at the user comments under the story It was the usual collection of badly spelled notes from ignorant asshats who tried to say that stupid science didn t know nuthin or that it was all Obama s fault But one in particular caught my eye It was by someone who undoubtedly dabbles in both neurosurgery and rocket scie [...]


    3. Look John look See the pop science bestseller.See the glossy paper.See the large font.See the wide margins.See the world famous physicist.See the ghostwriter.See the double slit experiment Maybe you have seen it before.But you can never see the double slit experiment too many times.See the theory of everything.It is free of infinities.Probably.Anyway, never mind that.See the quantum multiverse See the strong anthropic principle.See them explain the mystery of being.They are science.They make pre [...]


    4. Stephen Hawking is smarter than I am That s no big feat because two of my cats are smarter than I am The other cat is a certifiable idiot But Hawking is way smarter than I am The Grand Design is Hawking s explanation, or less, about why the universe is the way it is The answer comes down to M theory which is of a combining of explanations than one single unifying theory Many reviewers seem to think Hawking is saying there is no God but he really seems to be stating that God is irrelevant The r [...]


    5. Note I m a physicist, so my experience reading this was colored by my training.Hawking and Mlodinow begin by declaring, on the very first page, that philosophy is dead, and that modern science alone must carry our search for knowledge into the future Several pages later, they launch into a purely philosophical discussion on the nature of reality and discovery Dead, indeed In my opinion, this accurately colors the entire book, and if you can t stomach this kind of hard and fast science for the la [...]


    6. The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking 2012 1999 The future of the universe is not completely determined by the laws of science, and its present state, as Laplace thought.God still has a few tricks up his sleeve.God not only plays dice He sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen This doesn t prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary Stephen W Hawking, Der Spiegel, 1989 Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing It i [...]




    7. Love to talk or read about very smart people, they always teach me and make me look at things differently Never miss any programs on TV about our home and universe, or fill my library with books in this subject Some theories and scientific explanations was over my head, but help to make me understand was just phone call away.


    8. I have a feeling that the publishing industry is milking Stephen Hawking There was a time when we had a dashing physicist named Richard Feynman who used LSD and played banjo in a strip club The naked pole dancers didn t distract him from formulating quantum electrodynamics He was quite a genius, and he was all over the place with his talks and popular books But he s dead Now Stephen Hawking seems to be the coolest physicist around He s paralyzed and wheelchair bound, and he speaks through a voic [...]


    9. In the first chapter Hawking says that his aim is to provide an answer to Life, Universe and Everything and goes on to assure us that his answer will not merely be 42 After just completing the last chapter, I think I still prefer 42.




    10. 01.11.2016 Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs Boson field could collapse, resulting in a chain reaction that would take in the whole universe with it The nihilists have been right all alongM theory Doubts linger over godless multiverseSTEPHEN HAWKING S new book The Grand Design sparked a furore over whether physics can be used to disprove the existence of God But few have noted that the idea at the core of the book, M theory, is the subject of an ongoing scientific debate specifically over the [...]


    11. Wake me up when you actually define M Theory Which has yet to be defined This was a short read that cost WAY TOO MUCH money.Any book I can read in a day should cost less than 9 dollars.


    12. Obviously nobody needs me to confirm what a brilliant scientist Hawking is And if his brain didn t work in the meticulous and dissecting manner that it does mankind would not have benefited from his various discoveries Having said that, I was troubled in reading this book Troubled because I am not a religious person but I felt like defending religion From the beginning Hawking refers to elegance as the most important factor in a scientific theory especially when talking about a theory of everyth [...]


    13. As a cosmologist and a Stephen Hawking fan, I have a real issue with this book His statement, that the Universe unpacks itself and therefore does not need a creator is based on some really flawed logic called model dependent realism MDR is a way of comparing reality to a model, if the model produces the same observable characteristics as observed in reality then the model is said to be as true as any other model.Imagine this, if there was equal amounts of incriminating evidence that two people c [...]



    14. After reading Bill Bryson s A Short History of Nearly Everything and Brian Greene s The Fabric of the Cosmos, I felt that I might finally be ready for my first Hawking book There were a couple of sections that I re read, in an attempt to make concrete some of the abstract aspects of m theory Despite my rudimentary understanding of quantum physics, I still gleaned a great deal from this book and would recommend it to anyone who is even mildly curious Those who have a advanced education in physi [...]



    15. The Authors try to explain the origin and purpose of the universe from scientific point of view At first we are told about the concept of formation of universe in the earlier times From ancient Greeks to Galileo, Newton to Feynman , basic classical theories to the formulation of M theory , this books tries to explain the fundamental questions related to Universe It s a very good book if you are striving to comprehend the Universe scientifically And the explanation is simple enough for a normal h [...]




    16. Once again, I am awed and blown away by the f ing awesomeness of the universe, and it struck me how presumptuous many of us are considering our insignificance in the grand scope of things.I have two science based degrees, but Physics was never my strong suit, and I d be lying if I said everything in his book made perfect sense On the flip side, I had several light bulb moments, which is always nice.Among other things, Hawking makes a few great points particularly about the essence of reality And [...]


    17. I was given this book as a reward for helping a friend pick up and deliver newly purchased furniture As is the case with most such gifts, I began to read it immediately.I was almost immediately turned off by the text owing to an extraordinary display of ignorance on the part of the authors and the editors, a mistake appearing in the first few pages in their lead up to what is supposed to be a survey of the history of physics as germinated in Ionian philosophy Here they note in passing that writi [...]


    18. There are only a couple of positives that I can think to say about this book Firstly, Hawking has some Feynman like qualities in being able to lucidly express important ideas in physics such as time dilation in special relativity and the double slit experiment Secondly, his philosophy of science that he calls model based realism has many things going for it, although why it is called realism is never fully explained I did not find this book particularly easy to read, probably because I did not b [...]


    19. An interesting book is just about complex scientific phenomena and terms Easy and interesting to read , .



    20. I own several of Hawking s books, and so I was drawn to this thin volume Obviously his co author did most of the work, since Hawking s health continues to deteriorate Mlodinow is a physicist at Caltech and an author in his own right His name should appear as co author, but my cynical brain thinks the publisher felt Hawking s name would sell copies.Much time is given to Richard Feynman and his work in quantum physics In fact, this book promotes the study of quantum theory as the main answer to h [...]


    21. De ce exist ceva mai degrab dec t nimic De ce exist m De ce acest set particular de legi, i nu altele Debut nd cu o scurt recapitulare a viziunii umane asupra Universului, timpului i spa iului de a lungul vremii, cartea lui Stephen Hawking ofer mai multe ntreb ri dec t r spunsuri, urm rind n opinia mea st rnirea curiozit ii inerente oamenilor, ncurajarea c ut rii unor explica ii universal valabile pentru a l muri existen a a tot ceea ce exist , ce ne nconjoar , a tot ceea ce putem i nu putem ved [...]


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