The Strange Physics of NothingBook - 2016
In his newest volume, James Owen Weatherall takes on a fundamental concept of modern physics: nothing. The physics of stuff--protons, neutrons, electrons, and even quarks and gluons--is at least somewhat familiar to most of us. But what about the physics of nothing? Isaac Newton thought of empty space as nothingness extended in all directions, a kind of theater in which physics could unfold. But both quantum theory and relativity tell us that Newton's picture can't be right. Nothing, it turns out, is an awful lot like something, with a structure and properties every bit as complex and mysterious as matter. In his signature lively prose, Weatherall explores the very nature of empty space--and solidifies his reputation as a science writer to watch.
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 530.01 WEA 2016
Characteristics: 196 pages ; 22 cm