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Title Bankrupting physics : how today's top scientists are gambling away their credibility / Alexander Unzicker and Sheilla Jones.
Author Unzicker, Alexander, author.
Publication New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St. Martin's Press LLC, 2013.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 530 U
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Translated from the German.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Physics -- Philosophy.
Physics -- Experiments.
Physics -- Mathematical models.
Science -- Philosophy.
Astronomy -- Philosophy.
Addl. Author Jones, Sheilla.
Addl. Title Vom Urknall zum Durchknall. English
ISBN 9781137278234 (hbk.) :
1137278234 (hbk.)

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