Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at CalTech, here offers an accessible, deftly illustrated history . Black Holes & Time Warps has ratings and reviews. Travis said: Want to learn what happens to stars when they die, but you lack a post-doc in as. Thorne’s book, “Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy” ( W. W. Norton & Company, ), touches on many of the same.

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Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy

To me some concepts were a bit hard to understand for examp I bought this book in randomly, but never had the chance to read it until recently. A This is einsteiin the best pop science book I ever read.

Black holes, down Ever since Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity burst upon the world in some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.

Also that Antoine Also created the law of conservation of matter which is the hokes law in thermodynamic which states that as much heat you put in that is not as much energy you will get. Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy” W. Thorne would write a revision of the based on the recent discoveries made by the Hubble and Chandra Space Telescopes.

What ‘Black Holes and Time Warps’ Means to Me

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 grade. Kip Thorne nicely put in these elements which prevented the book from being just another watered-down physics popularising book. She enjoys writing about black holes, exploding stars, ripples oitrageous space-time, science in comic books, and all the mysteries of the cosmos.

The book delves into the history of how Einstein changed the way Physicists viewed the Universe, the controversy it caused, and the discoveries of many other Physicists from around the world.

In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Then there is ohles chapter on gravity waves, one on different ways of considering black holes, one on the discovery that black holes can evaporate, and one on the interior of black holes and the problem of singularities.

What’s nice to this book is that it has a lot of personal elements – how different important figures are different in their characters and the way they guide their students and how they come to accept and reject certain ideas, or even how certain people gets attention or not by the community by virtue of his chara It is an eye-opening book for gravitational physics, even for physics students trained in GR as it covers very broad topics and development of general relativity and black hole physics.


It’s still an excellent book, ahd, as pointed out earlier, somewhat dated. Talk about machine language! Physicists and academics are too conservative to get involved in space travel research as it is traditionally linked to science fiction and Star Trek junkies.

I read this book when I was just going into high-school, and in sparked a long interest in astrophysics and quantum mechanics. Nonetheless Thorne’s writing has a comfortable, informal style and, as a semi-auto -biographical work on the most influential physicists of the last century, this book is well worth a look.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In the movie “Interstellar,” the “bulk” is called “the fifth dimension. Calla Cofield joined the crew of Space. From to she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast. Anyone interested in black hole and space travel must have this book.

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I love books about physics, particularly books that attempt to explain our otrageous and its contents. Black holes are so bizarre, they sound unreal. He uses analogies whenever the concepts get very complex. Open Preview See a Problem? Because I think Thorne spends too much time discussing the research done during his period of research, not inflating his own role, but taking care to mention, seemingly, each and every physicist who has hples to our knowledge of black holes.

Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? You will want to know more about the subject. I gave the book a five out of five because I really enjoy learning knew things and complex things like outrsgeous really great equation which I’m trying to learn and it’s the Shrodinger’s equation, now this connects with the book because It’s complex and that’s how the book is, and that’s why I like it.

This book is free of marketing strategies of the publisher as the author shares his knowledge with the reader to his best of abilities to make everyone understands it even by offering few simple calculations and formulas. Jul 21, Lauren rated it really liked it.

The 7th chapter is on the “Golden Age” of black hole research and what was discovered about them; the 8th chapter is on the search for actual black holes. This book is basically a manual on how to go forward in time. I had seen a cover blurb describing Kip Thorne’s book subtitle: I didn’t end up becoming a scientist, but in part, because of this book, I kept science in my life.

Rabi, a close friend and admirer of Oppenheimer, einsein described this in a much deeper way: The book as a whole gave me a sense of the global scientific community, which can be co-operative beyond national lines or competitive on a more personal level and even riddled with as much ego as the acting world at times.


He is one of the leaders in proposing interstellar travel. The mass media coverage of this result included a photograph of Thorne “doing physics in the nude”. Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb More. Kip Thorne’s popular science book lutrageous the history and science of black holes and twisted space-time einsttein still relevant 20 years after its publication. Were the sun a black hole, the distant star’s light passing near it would be greatly displaced, just as the text in a book would be moved and distorted as you pass a magnifying lens over it.

Last year, for the 20th anniversary of “Black Holes and Time Warps,” and not quite a decade after Dan handed me that paper tomeI had the opportunity to interview Thorne about the book.

In the final chapter, Thorne delves into even more speculative matters relating to black hole physics, including the existence and nature of wormholes and time machines. Published January 17th by W. Thorne set the example that engaging the public is a worthwhile activity for a scientist.

Yet astronomers have found good evidence they exist. Jun 09, Mattr76 rated it it was amazing. Overview Inside the Book. I really like books like this.

I this book,after a introductin as a sf short tale where a spaceship goes to the evet horizon of different hholes of black holes to investigate,the author explains clearly the principle of relativity is to say that the physical laws are the same in all inertial reference frames,this priciple is the origin of the special relativity theory the special relativity theory could have been discovered many years before because the Maxwell equation for a electromagnetic wave is invariant under Lorentz transformations and not in galilean transformations,in this sense the electromagnetic theory by Maxwell is the first classic field relativistic theory second the equivalence principle that is the origin of the generl theory of relativity where the spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy and the light follows geodesics ,the short lines between two points that are not in this case straight lines,for example in a sphere surface the geodesics are maximun circles or meridians.

It starts with Einstein’s discovery of special and general relativity, and continues through the mid I love books about physics, particularly books that attempt to explain our universe and its contents.

Anyone interested in learning more about the history and science of black holes should consider giving it a read. Jan 01, Whitney rated it liked it Shelves: She has been underground at three of the largest particle accelerators in the world.