Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN: 0141931396
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Future Book Excerpt:

The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. His astonishing revelations include: The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recognize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. You will control computers and appliances via tiny sensors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically. Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the "up" button. Like Physics of the Impossible and Visions before it, Physics of the Future is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution. Internationally acclaimed physicist Dr Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is also an international bestselling author, his books including Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, and a distinguished writer, having featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times and the New Scientist to name but a few. Dr Kaku also hosts his own radio show, 'Science Fantastic', and recently presented the BBC's popular series 'Time'.

The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 0141986050
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Humanity Book Excerpt:

Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day we will make our homes among the stars. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, accessible detail how humanity might gradually develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. With his trademark storytelling verve, Kaku shows us how science fiction is becoming reality: mind-boggling developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology could enable us to build habitable cities on Mars; nearby stars might be reached by microscopic spaceships sailing through space on laser beams; and technology might one day allow us to transcend our physical bodies entirely. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity could finally fulfil its long-awaited destiny among the stars - and perhaps even achieve immortality.

The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 0141975881
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Mind Book Excerpt:

Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats of the mind solely the province of overheated science fiction. As Michio Kaku reveals, not only are they possible, but with the latest advances in brain science and recent astonishing breakthroughs in technology, they already exist. In The Future of the Mind, the New York Times-bestselling author takes us on a stunning, provocative and exhilarating tour of the top laboratories around the world to meet the scientists who are already revolutionising the way we think about the brain - and ourselves.

Physics of the Impossible

Physics of the Impossible
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-04-03
ISBN: 0141919345
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Impossible Book Excerpt:

Physics of the Impossible takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an exhilarating insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future. Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles and a worldwide communications network. Here internationally bestselling author Micho Kaku confidently hurdles today's frontier of science, revealing the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, zero-point energy, even extraterrestrial life. And he shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics. Where does the realm of science fiction end? What can we really hope to achieve? 'Anything that is not impossible, is mandatory!' declares Kaku in this lucid, entertaining and enlightening read.

Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and New Physics at the TeV Scale

Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and New Physics at the TeV Scale
Author: Timothy L Barklow,Sally Dawson,Howard E Haber,James L Siegrist
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1997-05-05
ISBN: 9814499072
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and New Physics at the TeV Scale Book Excerpt:

This is an expanded version of the report by the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Beyond the Standard Model Working Group which was contributed to Particle Physics — Perspectives and Opportunities, a report of the Division of Particles and Fields Committee for Long Term Planning. One of the Working Group's primary goals was to study the phenomenology of electroweak symmetry breaking and attempt to quantify the “physics reach” of present and future colliders. Their investigations encompassed the Standard Model — with one doublet of Higgs scalars — and approaches to physics beyond the Standard Model. These include models of low-energy supersymmetry, dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking, and a variety of extensions of the Standard Model with new particles and interactions. The Working Group also considered signals of new physics in precision measurements arising from virtual processes and examined experimental issues associated with the study of electroweak symmetry breaking and the search for new physics at present and future hadron and lepton colliders. This volume represents an important contribution to the efforts being made to advance the frontiers of particle physics. Contents:Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Physics Beyond the Standard ModelWeakly-Coupled Higgs BosonsImplications of Supersymmetry Model BuildingLow Energy Supersymmetry PhenomenologyStrongly-Interacting Electroweak Sector — Model Independent ApproachesStrongly Coupled Electroweak Symmetry Breaking: Implications of ModelsDiscovery and Identification of Extra Gauge BosonsNew Particles and InteractionsAnomalous Gauge Boson InteractionsIndirect Probes of New PhysicsExperimental Issues at Hadron CollidersExperimental Issues at e+e- Linear Colliders Readership: Graduates and researchers in high energy physics. keywords:Electroweak Symmetry Breaking;TeV Scale;Higgs Boson;Supersymmetry;Hadron Collider;Linear Collider;Gauge Boson;Beyond the Standard Model;Dynamical Symmetry Breaking;High Energy Physics

The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9780385542760
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Humanity Book Excerpt:

The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.

Visions

Visions
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN: 0307794776
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions Book Excerpt:

In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live. The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition from unraveling the secrets of nature to becoming masters of nature. We will no longer be passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but will become creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence. The first section of Visions presents a shocking look at a cyber-world infiltrated by millions of tiny intelligence systems. Part two illustrates how the decoding of DNA's genetic structure will allow humans the "godlike ability to manipulate life almost at will." Finally, VISIONS focuses on the future of quantum physics, in which physicists will perfect new ways to manipulate matter and harness the cosmic energy of the universe. What makes Michio Kaku's vision of the science of the future so compelling--and so different from the mere forecasts of most thinkers--is that it is based on the groundbreaking research taking place in labs today, as well as the consensus of over 150 of Kaku's scientific colleagues. Science, for all its breathtaking change, evolves slowly; we can accurately predict, asserts Kaku, what the direction of science will be, based on the paths that are being forged today. A thrilling, unique narrative that brings together the thinking of many of the world's most accomplished scientists to explore the world of the future, Visions is science writing at its best.

Physics for Future Presidents The Science Behind the Headlines

Physics for Future Presidents  The Science Behind the Headlines
Author: Richard A. Muller
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-08-17
ISBN: 9780393069884
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics for Future Presidents The Science Behind the Headlines Book Excerpt:

A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller We live in complicated, dangerous times. Present and future presidents need to know if North Korea's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if private companies should be allowed to lead the way on space exploration, and what the actual facts are about the worsening threats from climate change. This is "must-have" information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century. Winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for General Nonfiction. Images in this eBook are not displayed due to permissions issues.

Future Directions in Particle and Nuclear Physics at Multi GeV Hadron Beam Facilities

Future Directions in Particle and Nuclear Physics at Multi GeV Hadron Beam Facilities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hadrons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Directions in Particle and Nuclear Physics at Multi GeV Hadron Beam Facilities Book Excerpt:

The Physics of Theism

The Physics of Theism
Author: Jeffrey Koperski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN: 1118932803
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Theism Book Excerpt:

Theologians and philosophers of religion have become increasingly interested in science, and especially in the area of physics. From the fine-tuning of universal constants to quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, physics is a subject surprisingly widespread in its connection to the area of religion. Bridging the gap between these fields, however, has proven to be problematic; those in religion and the humanities typically interact with the mathematical sciences only at a popular level, and physicists are often dismissive of metaphysics and religion. The Physics of Theism offers a significant and necessary middle ground between these disciplines, presenting a critical analysis of the ways in which physics is intertwined within matters of religion. Bringing clarity to often complex arguments, Koperski covers a broad range of issues that include divine action, free will, the fine-tuning argument, naturalism, the laws of nature, the relation between science and religion, and the controversy over Intelligent Design. The text is ideal for both students and scholars, providing the appropriate level of explanation of arguments to provide a starting point for research, while at the same time delivering an important contribution to current scholarship.

The Physics of Time Asymmetry

The Physics of Time Asymmetry
Author: P. C. W. Davies
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1974
ISBN: 9780520028258
Category: Space and time
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Time Asymmetry Book Excerpt:

The Physics of Encounter

The Physics of Encounter
Author: Roderick H. Boes
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-05
ISBN: 1426910894
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Encounter Book Excerpt:

The book introduces fresh concepts into the public debate about the origin of paranormal phenomena, the physical processes underlying consciousness, and the encounter between science and religion.

Essays on the Future

Essays on the Future
Author: Siegfried Hecker,Gian-Carlo Rota
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2000-09-29
ISBN: 9780817638566
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on the Future Book Excerpt:

This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis, the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines, exploring various aspects of future developments in science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and information science.

Introduction to the Physics of Nanoelectronics

Introduction to the Physics of Nanoelectronics
Author: Seng Ghee Tan,Mansoor B. A Jalil
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN: 0857095889
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Physics of Nanoelectronics Book Excerpt:

This book provides an introduction to the physics of nanoelectronics, with a focus on the theoretical aspects of nanoscale devices. The book begins with an overview of the mathematics and quantum mechanics pertaining to nanoscale electronics, to facilitate the understanding of subsequent chapters. It goes on to encompass quantum electronics, spintronics, Hall effects, carbon and graphene electronics, and topological physics in nanoscale devices. Theoretical methodology is developed using quantum mechanical and non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) techniques to calculate electronic currents and elucidate their transport properties at the atomic scale. The spin Hall effect is explained and its application to the emerging field of spintronics – where an electron’s spin as well as its charge is utilised – is discussed. Topological dynamics and gauge potential are introduced with the relevant mathematics, and their application in nanoelectronic systems is explained. Graphene, one of the most promising carbon-based nanostructures for nanoelectronics, is also explored. Begins with an overview of the mathematics and quantum mechanics pertaining to nanoscale electronics Encompasses quantum electronics, spintronics, Hall effects, carbon and graphene electronics, and topological physics in nanoscale devices Comprehensively introduces topological dynamics and gauge potential with the relevant mathematics, and extensively discusses their application in nanoelectronic systems

Hans Reichenbach

Hans Reichenbach
Author: M. Reichenbach
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400998554
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hans Reichenbach Book Excerpt:

The Pre dawning Of Functional Specialization In Physics

The  Pre  dawning Of Functional Specialization In Physics
Author: Quinn Terrance J
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 9813209119
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pre dawning Of Functional Specialization In Physics Book Excerpt:

In modern physics, various fundamental problems have become topics of ongoing debate. There was the 20th century climb to a Standard Model, still accurate at the highest energy levels obtainable so far. But, since the 1970's, a different approach to physics advocates for theories such as string theory, known for their mathematical elegance, even though they either cannot be verified in data or contradict presently known experimental results. In philosophy of physics, there is a gradually emerging consensus that philosophy of physics and physics somehow contribute to a common enterprise. But, there is little sign of progress toward consensus about the nature of that unity. All the while, it is generally recognized that physics is interdisciplinary. There are, of course, differences in focus. But, implicitly at least, there are no "sharp dividing lines" between physics and philosophy of physics; pure and applied physics; physical chemistry; biophysics; medical physics; history and philosophy of physics; physics and society; physics education; and so on. What, then, is progress in physics? The question here is not about ideal structures, but asks about what is going on in physics. Beginnings in discerning the presence of eight main tasks help reveal the (pre-) emergence of a normative omni-disciplinary basis for collaboration that, once adverted to, promises to be constitutive of a new and increasingly effective control of meaning. Originally discovered by Bernard Lonergan in 1965, progress in the new collaboration will not seek to eliminate specialized expertise. It will, though, divide tasks within an eightfold functional division of labor. This book invites attention to data for each of the eight main tasks evident and self-evident in existing scholarship in the community. The book also makes preliminary efforts toward envisioning something of what functional collaboration will look like — in physics, the Academy and Society.

The God Equation

The God Equation
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 9780385542746
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Equation Book Excerpt:

Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Hyperspace and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in all of science. When Newton discovered the laws of motion and gravity, he unified the rules of heaven and earth. From then on, physicists have been discovering new forces and incorporating them into ever-greater theories. But the major breakthroughs of the 20th century--relativity and quantum mechanics--are incompatible, and so since then, physicists have been endeavoring to combine these two theories. This would ultimately tie all the forces in the universe together into one beautiful equation that can unlock the deepest mysteries of space and time. That epic journey is the story of this book.

Nuclear Science Abstracts

Nuclear Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nuclear energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Physics of the Human Temporality

Physics of the Human Temporality
Author: Ihor Lubashevsky,Natalie Plavinska
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 641
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 3030826120
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Human Temporality Book Excerpt:

This book presents a novel account of the human temporal dimension called the “human temporality” and develops a special mathematical formalism for describing such an object as the human mind. One of the characteristic features of the human mind is its temporal extent. For objects of physical reality, only the present exists, which may be conceived as a point-like moment in time. In the human temporality, the past retained in the memory, the imaginary future, and the present coexist and are closely intertwined and impact one another. This book focuses on one of the fragments of the human temporality called the complex present. A detailed analysis of the classical and modern concepts has enabled the authors to put forward the idea of the multi-component structure of the present. For the concept of the complex present, the authors proposed a novel account that involves a qualitative description and a special mathematical formalism. This formalism takes into account human goal-oriented behavior and uncertainty in human perception. The present book can be interesting for theoreticians, physicists dealing with modeling systems where the human factor plays a crucial role, philosophers who are interested in applying philosophical concepts to constructing mathematical models, and psychologists whose research is related to modeling mental processes.

Hyperspace

Hyperspace
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-02-23
ISBN: 0192565001
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyperspace Book Excerpt:

Already thoroughly familiar to the seasoned science fiction fan, hyperspace is that realm which enables a spaceship captain to take his ship on a physics-defying shortcut (or "wormhole") to the outer shores of the Galaxy in less time than it takes a 747 to fly from New York to Tokyo. But might such notions be more than science fiction? Some physicists suggest a 10-dimensional hyperspace may actually exist, albeit at a scale almost too small to comprehend, smaller even than a quark; and that in spite of its tiny size, it may be the basis on which all the forces of nature will be united. Michio Kaku's classic book describes the development of ideas about multidimensional space. In recent years, some theoretical physicists -the author among them - have argued that the Universe exists not merely in the four spacetime dimensions (3 of space + one of time) with which Einstein made us familiar, but rather as a ten-dimensional hyperspace. Once the domain of the science fiction writer or the occultist, hyperspace may, according to superstring theorists, be the way to unify the fundamental forces of nature - Einstein's unfulfilled dream of a theory of everything. Michio Kaku takes the reader on a ride through hyperspace to the edge of physics. On the way he gives crystal clear explanations of such formidable mathematical concepts as non-Euclidean geometry, Kaluza-Klein Theory, and Supergravity, the everyday tools of the string theorist. Utilizing fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes from history, art, and science fiction, Kaku shows us that writers and artists - in addition to scientists - have been fascinated by multidimensional space for over a century. Finally, Kaku proposes that the ability to master hyperspace may be our only salvation from destruction at the end of spacetime. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.