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008 130415s2013 nyua b 001 0 eng
020 9781137278234 (hbk.) :|c$28.00
020 1137278234 (hbk.)
041 1 eng|hger
082 00 530|223
100 1 Unzicker, Alexander,|eauthor.
240 10 Vom Urknall zum Durchknall.|lEnglish
245 10 Bankrupting physics :|bhow today's top scientists are
gambling away their credibility /|cAlexander Unzicker and
250 First edition.
264 1 New York, NY :|bPalgrave Macmillan, a division of St.
Martin's Press LLC,|c2013.
300 xi, 272 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 "The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has
captivated the public's imagination with the promise that
it can explain the origins of everything in the universe.
It's no wonder that the media refers to it grandly as the
'God particle.' Yet behind closed doors, physicists are
admitting that there is much more to this story, and even
years of gunning the Large Hadron Collider and herculean
number crunching may still not lead to a deep
understanding of the laws of nature. In this fascinating
and eye-opening account, theoretical physicist Alexander
Unzicker and science writer Sheilla Jones offer a polemic.
They question whether the large-scale, multinational
enterprises actually lead us to the promised land of
understanding the universe. The two scientists take us on
a tour of contemporary physics and show how a series of
highly publicized theories met a dead end. [They]
systematically unpack the recent hot theories such as
'parallel universes,' 'string theory,' and 'inflationary
cosmology,' and provide an accessible explanation of each.
They argue that physics has abandoned its evidence-based
roots and shifted to untestable mathematical theories, and
they issue a clarion call for the science to return to its
experimental foundation."--|cProvided by publisher.
546 Translated from the German.
650 0 Physics|xPhilosophy.
650 0 Physics|xExperiments.
650 0 Physics|xMathematical models.
650 0 Science|xPhilosophy.
650 0 Astronomy|xPhilosophy.
650 0 Cosmology.
700 1 Jones, Sheilla.
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