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13-12-2011, 10:26 AM
.. Called "A Universe from Nothing"
Good review and comments here …
Book explores discoveries in cosmology and how our universe could have come from nothing (http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-explores-discoveries-cosmology-universe.html)
… perhaps a good (somewhat delayed) stocking stuffer !
… also a useful way to expend those Xmas book vouchers.
13-12-2011, 01:16 PM
Not if you're an orthodox christian :):P (although they celebrate xmas on the 6th of January....what's 4 days between friends, anyway!!! :):P)
13-12-2011, 03:36 PM
The problem with Cosmology books, unless it was printed yesterday, it is already out of date :P :lol: I don't have many Cosmology books for that reason.
13-12-2011, 04:41 PM
How so ?
The theoretical basis for the Standard Cosmological Model hasn't changed much at all since about 1950 (or even longer).
What has changed is the observational evidence which supports its progression from an idea, to a fully blown scientific theory.
Perhaps you should start investing in Cosmology texts, after all !
13-12-2011, 05:18 PM
Fair enough comment and I agree with you. :) It is more to do with the observational evidence, that is of interest to me. Although, I have to admit that a lot of this stuff goes over my head anyway, particularly string theory, so it is probably a moot point.
19-12-2011, 10:19 PM
The lecture is exquisite, I have seen it so many times! I always find it a challenge to read Lawrence's books and I have quite a collection :) The most recent being Quantum Man. Oh, did I mention it has a personal message from Lawrence Krauss in the front cover, wishing me a happy birthday!? :D
Highly anticipating this book though will hold off on getting it for awhile, seeing as I still have a stack of his books to read (and a million others by Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins and a very thick text book on Stellar Spectral Classification to get through :P)
Can you tell I'm a bit of a Lawrence fan girl? What can I say, he is just so enthusiastic and inspirational. And when him and Dawkins get together for a chat... Thrilling! :)
20-12-2011, 01:42 AM
How are you finding Gray and Corbally (Stellar Spectral Classification), Shelley??. If you have any questions, just give me a buzz and I'll help you out as best as I can :).
20-12-2011, 07:16 PM
To be honest, I haven't really looked at it yet. I flipped through it and got pretty scared by all the diagrams and equations :confused2: I need to revise my scary looking fail equations in the science forum first :P
You know I'll always bug you if I'm having trouble, you are a wonderful and patient teacher :)
20-12-2011, 08:02 PM
Don't worry about all the "scary bits" for now :). When you start to read it, things will be pretty easy and when they're not, well I'll be here :)
20-12-2011, 10:55 PM
Cheers for that Carl, really appreciate it! :) I will get around to fixing my equations over the weekend, I kind of maybe ignored the 'e' in my answers because I didn't know what it meant :screwy: Anyway, off track!
Lawrence Krauss is awesome and I am determined to meet him next year and bother him with all my silly questions :)
20-12-2011, 11:43 PM
I agree Shelly!
Cheers Petra d.
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