The Next Revolution In Our Understanding Of The Universe
Time seems to be the most powerful force in the universe, an irresistible river carrying us from birth to death. For the physicist Julian Barbour, however, it is an illusion. For 35 years, his quest has been to find the solution to the ultimate question in science: how to resolve the conflict between Einstein's theory of general relativity - which denies the existence of a unique time - and quantum mechanics - which demands one.
In this revolutionary new book he argues that, paradoxically, we might be able to explain the mysterious arrow of time - the difference between past and future - by abandoning time altogether. But to understand how, we need to change radically our ideas of how the Universe works . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm