Time Travel in Einstein's Universe

Time Travel in Einstein's Universe

The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time

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A Princeton astrophysicist explores whether journeying to the past or future is scientifically possible in this "intriguing" volume (Neil deGrasse Tyson).

It was H. G. Wells who coined the term "time machine"--but the concept of time travel, both forward and backward, has always provoked fascination and yearning. It has mostly been dismissed as an impossibility in the world of physics; yet theories posited by Einstein, and advanced by scientists including Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, suggest that the phenomenon could actually occur.

Building on these ideas, J. Richard Gott, a professor who has written on the subject for Scientific American , Time , and other publications, describes how travel to the future is not only possible but has already happened--and contemplates whether travel to the past is also conceivable. This look at the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel "deserves the attention of anyone wanting wider intellectual horizons" ( Booklist ).

"Impressively clear language. Practical tips for chrononauts on their options for travel and the contingencies to prepare for make everything sound bizarrely plausible. Gott clearly enjoys his subject and his excitement and humor are contagious; this book is a delight to read." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: ♭2001
ISBN: 9780547526577
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 25, 2013

An easily read and understood work by a recognized author. Shows time travel possiblities and even how warpdrives function .......

Oct 23, 2012

Time dilation are explored as space/time lines are dementive in realms of transversion. A must read for anyone with disambiguation towards Tachyonic antitelephones.

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