Michio Kaku. Physics of the Future. Contents Each chapter is sorted into three sections: Near future (2000-2030), Midcentury (2030-2070), and Far future (2070-2100). Kaku notes that the time periods are only rough approximations, but show the general time frame for the various trends in the book. Future of the Computer: Mind over Matter Kaku begins with Moore's law, and compares a chip that sings "Happy Birthday" with the Allied forces in 1945, stating that the chip contains much more power, and that "Hitler, Churchill, or Roosevelt might have killed to get that chip. " He predicts that computer power will increase to the point where computers, like electricity, paper, and water, "disappear into the fabric of our lives, and computer chips will be planted in the walls of buildings.
" He also predicts that glasses and contact lenses will be connected to the internet, using similar technology to virtual retinal displays. Cars will become driverless due to the power of the GPS system. Reception Stephen Hawking. British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.
His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Early life Family Primary and secondary school years Undergraduate years Graduate years Career Personal life Marriages. A Brief History of Time. Overview A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the big bang, black holes and light cones, to the nonspecialist reader. Its main goal is to give an overview of the subject, but unusual for a popular science book, it also attempts to explain some complex mathematics.
The 1996 edition of the book and subsequent editions discuss the possibility of time travel and wormholes and explore the possibility of having a universe without a quantum singularity at the beginning of time. Early in 1983, Hawking first approached Simon Mitton, the editor in charge of astronomy books at Cambridge University Press, with his ideas for a popular book on cosmology. Editions Film In 1991, Errol Morris directed a documentary film about Hawking, but although they share a title, the film is a biographical study of Hawking, and not a filmed version of the book.
Opera See also References External links Brian Cox (physicist) Brian Edward Cox OBE (born 3 March 1968) is an English physicist and former musician, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the High Energy Physics group at the University of Manchester, and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.
He is working on the research and development project of the FP420 experiment in an international collaboration to upgrade the ATLAS and the CMS experiment by installing additional, smaller detectors at a distance of 420 metres from the interaction points of the main experiments. Cox's parents were bankers and he attended the independent Hulme Grammar School in Oldham from 1979 to 1986. Cox revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show that he performed poorly on his Maths A-level: "I got a D ...
I was really not very good ... I found out you need to practise. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈniːəl dəˈɡræs ˈtaɪsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage television series; the updated series started in March 2014. Early life Astronomer Carl Sagan, who was a faculty member at Cornell University, tried to recruit Tyson to Cornell for undergraduate studies. In an interview with writer Daniel Simone, Tyson said: Promoting Cosmos TV series in Australia for National Geographic Career
Brian Greene. Early life Greene was born in New York City. His father, Alan Greene, was a one-time vaudeville performer and high school dropout who later worked as a voice coach and composer. He stated in an interview with Lawrence Krauss that he is of Jewish heritage. After attending Stuyvesant High School, Greene entered Harvard in 1980 to concentrate in physics. After completing his bachelor's degree, Greene earned his doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating in 1987. Career Greene joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, and was appointed to a full professorship in 1995. Research In the field, Greene is best known for his contribution to the understanding of the different shapes the curled-up dimensions of string theory can take.
World Science Festival The World Science Festival’s signature event is a five day festival in New York City, typically falling at the May. Communicating science Brian Greene on Bookbits radio. The Elegant Universe. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory is a book by Brian Greene published in 1999, which introduces string and superstring theory, and provides a comprehensive though non-technical assessment of the theory and some of its shortcomings. In 2000, it won the Royal Society Prize for General and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Nonfiction. A new edition was released in 2003, with an updated preface. Table of contents Preface (with an additional preface to the 2003 edition)Part I: The Edge of KnowledgePart II: The Dilemma of Space, Time, and the QuantaPart III: The Cosmic SymphonyPart IV: String Theory and the Fabric of SpacetimePart V: Unification in the Twenty-First Century Contents Adaptations Einstein's DreamStrings The ThingWelcome To The 11th Dimension The Elegant Universe was also interpreted by choreographer Karole Armitage, of Armitage Gone!
Errors See also  References External links The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos. Brian Greene talks about The Hidden Reality on Bookbits radio. The Hidden Reality is a book by Brian Greene published in 2011 which explores the concept of the multiverse and the possibility of parallel universes. It has been nominated for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books for 2012. Content In his book, Greene discussed nine types of parallel universes: The quilted multiverse only works in an infinite universe. With an infinite amount of space, every possible event will occur an infinite amount of times.
However, the speed of light prevents us from being aware of these other identical areas.The inflationary multiverse is composed of various pockets where inflaton fields collapse and form new universes.The brane multiverse follows from M-theory and states that each universe is a 3-dimensional brane that exists with many others. Reception John Gribbin, in the Wall Street Journal, declared that The Hidden Reality was "Mr. Janet Maslin, The New York Times claims “Mr. Antony Garrett Lisi. Lisi is known for "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything," a paper proposing a unified field theory based on the E8 Lie group, combining particle physics with Einstein's theory of gravitation.
The theory is incomplete and not widely accepted by the physics community. Biography Early life After the Ph.D.  After getting his Ph.D., Lisi left academia and moved to Maui — expressing his dissatisfaction with the state of theoretical physics: I got my PhD and looked at my options. On Maui, Lisi volunteered as a staff member at a local Sudbury school, and split his time between working on his own physics research and surfing. Academic reentry On July 21, 2007, Lisi traveled to the inaugural FQXi conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. On July 8, 2009, at a FQXi conference in the Azores, Lisi made a public bet with Frank Wilczek that superparticles would not be detected by July 8, 2015. Physics research Work on quantum mechanics Deferential geometry
Garry Davis. Sol Gareth "Garry" Davis (27 July 1921 – 24 July 2013) was an international peace activist who created the World Passport, a travel document originally based on the unrecognised concept of world citizenship. Previously Davis worked as a Broadway stage actor and served as an American bomber pilot in World War II. Early life Davis was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, to Meyer and Hilda (née Emery) Davis. He graduated from the Episcopal Academy in 1940 and attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). Later, he earned a Master of Arts degree in geo-dialectics from East-West University of Brahma Vidya, Bangalore, India. Promoting global instead of national citizenship Relinquished American citizenship A former Broadway actor who served in the U.S.
Actively promoted universal respect for human rights Received support from Eleanor Roosevelt Five days later, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in her My Day column that the UN wasn't set up to govern. Death / - World Government of World Citizen - Welcome. Defending Yourself Against "Legal Fiction" We as living people no longer know or understand who we are and everything has been inverted upside down.
We have lost our identities and once again have given away our birthright for "bowl of pottage. " First Comment: Paul Greetings Henry, In our work to date, we have come across these claims several times: it's important to realize that some of themcan be substantiated with good authority, while othersappear to be theories that have somehow "morphed" into fact primarily for the one(s) asserting such claims. These two short essays are good places to begin,to acquire a necessary foundation: well that the U.S.
Our letter to Bill Gates re: USA v. Timothy Leary. George Carlin. George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black comedy as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians. " The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. Early life Carlin joined the United States Air Force when he was old enough, and was trained as a radar technician.
Career 1960s Carlin (right) with singer Buddy Greco in Away We Go (1967). George Carlin in 1969 1970s The controversy increased Carlin's fame. Atheism. Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which, in its most general form, is the belief that at least one deity exists. The term "atheism" originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning "without god(s)", used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshiped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope.
The first individuals to identify themselves using the word "atheist" lived in the 18th century during the Age of Enlightenment. Arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to social and historical approaches. Definitions and distinctions Range Concepts. Richard Dawkins. English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author Richard Dawkins FRS FRSL (born Clinton Richard Dawkins; 26 March 1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme.
With his book The Extended Phenotype (1982), he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Dawkins is known as an outspoken atheist. Background Early life Education Teaching Work Evolutionary biology Fathering the meme Foundation Media The God Delusion. The God Delusion is a 2006 best-selling, non-fiction book by English biologist Richard Dawkins, professorial fellow of New College, Oxford, and former holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.
In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion, which he defines as a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence. He is sympathetic to Robert Pirsig's statement in Lila that "when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion". The book has attracted widespread commentary, with many books written in response. Background Dawkins has argued against creationist explanations of life in his previous works on evolution. Synopsis Dawkins writes that The God Delusion contains four "consciousness-raising" messages: Penn Jillette. Christopher Hitchens.