Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science; Jim Al-Khalili
24/08/2012 Leave a comment
Paradox: The Nine Greatest Engimas in Science by Jim Al-Khalili is a collection of his favourite puzzles and conundrums in science from Einstein’s theories about space and time, to the latest ideas of how the quantum world works. Some of the “perceived paradoxes” may be familiar, such as Schrödinger’s famous cat, which is seemingly alive and dead at the same time; or the Grandfather Paradox – if you travelled back in time and killed your grandfather you would not have been born and would not therefore have killed your grandfather. Other paradoxes will be new to you, but no less bizarre and fascinating.
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The author’s website is here: http://www.jimal-khalili.com/