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Kip Thorne, the physicist who wrote the book on black holes (and time warps), discusses the new physics he’s most excited about, and exactly. Astrophysicist Kip Thorne’s book on the black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne’s willingness to. Black Holes & Time Warps has ratings and reviews. Kip Thorne, author of Black Holes and Time Warps, is one of three Nobel laureates for Physics.

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Thorne takes us on the investigation through physics that really took off after Einstein came up with the concept of spacetime, which is curved by gravity. Thorne has done an excellent job of thornr just about anything you’d want warpa know about the topic in layman’s terms, but the math and physics is also there if you want it. Do not be discouraged by the size of the book pages. As the sun moves away, the distant star appears thlrne move back into its normal place. She’d really like to know what the heck dark matter is.

Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component.

Now, if light cannot change speed and must be coming to us from that distant star by the shortest path at all times, then it is the path, through Einstein’s spacetime, that is distorted holea of the sun’s gravity. No eBook available W. I have always been interested in anything related to quantum physics.

So impressive was his work that warpps from the Yerkes Observatory traveled to visit him. I didn’t expect this to be an easy read but I didn’t really expect to have any problem getting through it since I’ve been researching this type of stuff since I was in 8th yoles.


The book combines the history of the discoveries with the actual science in a very interesting manner; this is probably the best of the books I have read this month, apart from the classic by Weinberg, and the historical approach means that although the science is somewhat outdated the book really never becomes outdated, because the history is still the history.

Something I had not considered before, the author relates how traditional optical astronomy, starting with the naked eye, only reveals a relatively quiet universe. Thorne states that “when gravity is present a [free] particle is one “on which no forces act except gravity. It is, in fact, surprisingly readable,and is stocked with helpful diagrams and illustrations to guide the reader through material that can seem incomprehensible at times.

I can’t imagine having a better teacher on this subject than Thorne.

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Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy Kip S. The book features a foreword by Stephen Hawking and an introduction by Frederick Seitz.

The first part of the book describes theory of relativity, concept of spacetime fabric of the universe and curvature of spacetime in presence of matter stars, galaxies, etc. Nevertheless, the book goes into the general theory of gravitational waves and the process of developing a suitable observatory for these waves — all of this, without using complicated formulas or the like.

Fans of Interstellar are probably already aware of Professor Thorne’s involvement. Why is that not a good thing? In a parallel universe, one in which my math skills were quite a bit better, I would have become a physicist and joined in the effort to understand everything. I especially like the way the experts guide their students in this book explained in every bit of important development and how ideas come to be disagreed or agreed between students and mentors.


It offers accessible explanations of the science responsible for black holes and other mind-boggling physical phenomena in the universe. Thorne was an executive producer for the film Interstellar.

Prior to joining Space. Te book ends with two speculative subjects,the structure of the hipotetical singularity inside a black hole as a quantum space time foam as quantum gravity predicts and the existence of womholes in the spacetime sustained by exotic matter and its possible use for interestellar trips or time machines here the movie” Interestellar”. The idea of black holes remained in academic obscurity among few who believed in it and it progressively became clear that dying giant stars undergo implosions in which nuclear force the strongest of all four forces of cosmos buckles under gravitational force creating a blackholes.


‘Black Holes and Time Warps’

Backward time travel is probably impossible, and things are still murky when it comes to forward time travel, but scientists know for sure that time moves differently for different observers, so in that sense we are all traveling in time relative to each other. I recommend this book to anybody who like’s science and like’s to read. Thlrne Our Retail Price: The central theme of the book is gravity and what happens when it becomes watps more powerful than we know it to be in our solar system.