Spacetime

There is no such thing as Time, Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end, Time is an illusion. Astrophysicist Adam Frank analyses Time  – the most used noun in the English language, yet we still don’t really understand it – in his new book About Time.   Two-dimensional analogy of spacetime distortion.    Image credit: wikipedia

“Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken—as altered as they were by the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet.”



Adam Frank in About Time, tells the dazzling story of humanity’s invention of time and how we will experience it in the future.

From Sun Dials to Quantum Clocks, How the Cosmos Shapes Our Lives – And How We Shape the Cosmos.

“From a Palaeolithic farmer living by the sun and stone plinths to the factory worker logging into an industrial punch clock to the modern manager enslaved to Outlook’s 15-minute increments, our relationship with time has constantly evolved alongside our scientific understanding of the universe. And the latest advances in physics – string-theory branes, multiverses, “clockless” physics – are positioned to completely rewrite time in the coming years.”

Adam Frank is Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester in New York. The recipient of a prestigious Hubble Fellowship, he writes frequently for Discover, Astronomy, and Scientific American magazines. He is also a co-founder of NPR’s topranking science and culture blog, 13.7 (npr.org/13.7).



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