Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for The nature of space and time

The nature of space and time (Revised edition)

By: Hawking, Stephen Penrose, Roger Hawking, Stephen(Afterword by) Penrose, Roger(Afterword by)

Part of the Isaac Newton Institute Series of Lectures series
069116844X / 9780691168449
2 in stock Need More ?
22 cm 160 pages : illustrations
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate
Previous edition: 1996.

Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.

But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity?

Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the world's most famous physicists--Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)--debate these questions.

The authors outline how their positions have further diverged on a number of key issues, including the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary versus cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox.

Though much progress has been made, Hawking and Penrose stress that physicists still have further to go in their quest for a quantum theory of gravity.


PG Astronomy, space & time, PHR Relativity physics

Our price£8.93
RRP £11.99
Save 25.5%
Other Formats