Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

[PDF] Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions | by ☆ Lisa Randall - Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, Warped Passages Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe s Hidden Dimensions The universe has many secrets It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize There might even be another universe adjacent to ours invisible and unattainable fo [PDF] Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions | by ☆ Lisa Randall - Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, Warped Passages Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe s Hidden Dimensions The universe has many secrets It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize There might even be another universe adjacent to ours invisible and unattainable fo

  • Title: Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
  • Author: Lisa Randall
  • ISBN: 9780060531096
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

[PDF] Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions | by ☆ Lisa Randall, Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, Lisa Randall, Warped Passages Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe s Hidden Dimensions The universe has many secrets It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize There might even be another universe adjacent to ours invisible and unattainable for now Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from [PDF] Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions | by ☆ Lisa Randall - Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, Warped Passages Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe s Hidden Dimensions The universe has many secrets It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize There might even be another universe adjacent to ours invisible and unattainable fo

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Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

About “Lisa Randall

  • Lisa Randall

    LISA RANDALL is Professor of Physics at Harvard University She began her physics career at Stuyvesant High School in New York City She was a finalist, and tied for first place, in the National Westinghouse Science Talent Search She went on to Harvard where she earned the BS 1983 and PhD 1987 in physics She was a President s Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and a junior fellow at Harvard University She joined the MIT faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and received tenure in 1997 Between 1998 and 2001 she had a joint appointment at Princeton and MIT as a full professor She moved to Harvard as a full professor in 2001 She was the 1st tenured woman in physics at Princeton the 1st tenured woman theorist in science at Harvard and at MIT She s the most cited theoretical physicist in the world in the last five years as of last autumn a total of about 10,000 citations In this regard, she is most known for two papers A Large mass Hierarchy From a Small Extra Dimension 2500 citations and and An Alternative to Compactification about 2500 citations Both concern Warped Geometry Spacetime and show that infinite extra dimension and weakness of gravity can be explained with an extra dimension.Lisa Randall s research in theoretical high energy physics is primarily related to the question of what is the physics underlying the standard model of particle physics This has involved studies of strongly interacting theories, supersymmetry, and most recently, extra dimensions of space In this latter work, she investigates warped geometries The focus of this work has been a particular class of theories based on five dimensional AdS space which has the remarkable property that the graviton is localized and the space need not be compactified Related work demonstrates that this theory yields a very natural resolution to the hierarchy problem of particle physics the large ratio of the Planck and electroweak scales and further, is compatible with unification of gauge couplings This latter class of theories suggests interesting experimental tests The study of further implications of this work has involved string theory, holography, and cosmology Lisa Randall also continues to work on supersymmetry and other beyond the standard model physics.Within a year of her work on extra dimensions, it was featured on the front page of the Science Times section of The New York Times It has also been featured in the Economist, the New Scientist, Science,Nature, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Daily News, a BBC Horizons television program, BBC radio, and other news sources She has also been also been interviewed because Science Watch and the ISI Essential Science Indicators have indicated her research as some of the best cited in all of science.edge memberbio lisa_randall



660 thoughts on “Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

  • I reviewed this once before and a tecnical snafu ate it when I tried to up load itThis book is dreadful here are the many reasons why The material is disorganised The book is ostensibly about extra spatial dimensions The concepts are introduced in the first few chapters then don t re appear until the last few chapters The Standard Model is introduced twice.The explanations are poor and sometimes wrong The section on the Pauli Principle is riddled with errors and omissions that should embarress a [...]


  • I was excited to buy this book, and looked forward to learning something useful about new science But I thought it was horrible The explanations are unreadable The preface was even less comprehensible BTW, I have an engineering degree and was the CEO of a scientific research institute for 14 years I think I am capable of reading a lay book about science I got nothing from this one.


  • this rating is much a reflection on me than randall s writinge wrote about complex theories in quantum physics and string theory in probably the most accessible manner possible but my brain isnt great at grasping such notions so that is on me.Randall starts each chapter with a parable fairy story to illustrate the ideas discussed in that chapter and finishes with a bulleted synopsis of what she wrotel in all this is a physics book for non physicists.


  • A few weeks ago I came across an interesting blurb about Ms Randall s latest book Since I was unfamiliar with her or any prior books one was mentioned in the write up , I did some cursory digging and found that she had written her first book in the mid 2000s Because I wanted to be fair before reading the just published book, I felt obligated to read the earlier one Now that was a gigantic mistake Not the reading, just the obligated part Warped Passages is a superbly written book by a leading phy [...]


  • People make too much of condescension in science writers I ve seen several reviews now praise Randall for not being condescending or patronising, possibly because Randall herself mentions that she wrote the book because so many others struck her as being patronising or condescending and professional reviewers are usually journalists and journalists are lazy hacks.In actual fact, any work of popular science, particularly in the field of physics, is going to be condescending in places by necessity [...]


  • If you love particle physics you ll probably love this book The first and last fourths of the book were really interesting and mostly about new theories in particle physics.The middle half of the book slogs through a brief history of particle physics, string theory, and multiple dimensions.She employs a few odd tools Most chapters begin with an Alice in Wonderland like story that is meant to demonstrate the concept to be discussed Some readers may find it witty and amusing but I found it distrac [...]


  • Lisa Randall is one of my favorite scientists Her research is amazing I highly recommend this book as well as watching her lectures online The lectures some 5 hours in length help solidify the information in this book I can t wait to see where this research leads I have always been excited to learn about dimensions I hope I live long enough to see the how the work of Randall and others affects our understanding or branes and the forces attached to them.


  • Is gravity weaker than other three forces A solution to the hierarchy problem in physicsGravity is the weakest forces of all the four forces of our universe, because, according to the author, it is concentrated in another spatial dimension of the universe, and these extra dimensions could be infinitely large The summary of this book is as follows We live in a three dimensional pocket of higher dimensional space, also called branes It is like a bead on a wire that can only move along one dimensio [...]


  • Most of the book is a set up for the last couple chapters, by giving a history and accounting of the Standard Model of Quantum Mechanics and some baseline information on string theory The last couple chapters deal with theories of extra dimensions and how they might be perceived and detected Most extra dimensional theories have finite or small scaled that wrap back on themselves She puts forth a theory of potentially infinite but warped extra dimensions and how those would manifest Also much dis [...]


  • I won t begin to pretend that I completely wrapped my mind around everything in this book It definitely peaked by curiosity and I am intrigued to learn , but this is no particle physics for dummies Some fascinating concepts contained within Definitely helped open my eyes to some of the crazier aspects of our world.


  • Good overview of some recent developments in string theory, but some muddled explanations made this a slog I skipped to the end of the chapters and read the bullet points too often.


  • ns z ve Te ekk rlerK k bir k zken matematik problemlerindeki ya da Alis Harikalar Diyar nda gibi kitaplardaki bulmacalara ve zek oyunlar na bay l rd m En sevdi im i lerden biri okumak oldu u halde, bilim kitaplar bana genellikle daha uzak ve daha az davetk r gelmi ti hi bir zaman yeterince ba lanm ya da meydan okunmu gibi hissetmedim sluplar o u zaman okuyucular k mseyen, bilim adamlar na a r tap n rcas na ya da s k c yd Yazarlar n bilimin kendisini tan tmak ve bilim adamlar n n bulduklar ba lan [...]


  • The Standard Model of particle physics is the most successful scientific theory ever produced It s capable of making predictions that turn out to be incredibly accurate, down to many decimal places It s produced surprising predictions that turn out to be true The discovery of the Higgs boson a few years ago cemented in the capstone of its success But it also has a massive, gaping hole in the middle of it, a flaw that has consumed the efforts of several generations of physicists and continues to [...]


  • I really had my hopes up for Warped Passages after reading Brian Greene s Hidden Reality Not because I enjoyed that book so much, but because it so thoroughly confused and frustrated me that I just assumed another book would do a better job of explaining the wonderful world of hidden dimensions.Unfortunately, Lisa Randall s Warped Passages is no better Just like Hidden Reality, Warped Passages starts out well enough by explaining some basics about quantum physics but then very quickly snowballs [...]


  • Through the early pages of the book, Dr Randall s writing style drove me nearly crazy, but as I continued to read, either she started to get her bearings or else I got used to it In any event, I found this a fascinating book Technically it is very challenging I am not going to pretend that I truly grasped most of what she was writing about however, I was able, at least at some level, to follow the story she was telling, and that was a welcome sort of challenge I enjoyed this book enough to have [...]


  • Chock full of misleading analogies, painful allegories, and irrelevant material cut and pasted from other failed writing projects.


  • I didn t find this book as irritating as some others around here seem to have found it I can definitely, however, agree with the most common criticisms The whole book suffers from a bloat borne of repetition and very odd, distracting analogies Very, very often the same information is repeated several times, seemingly building to some greater point, only for the chapter to end with a bullet point summary of those same, repeated points And about those analogies, I cannot recall one of them that ac [...]



  • Every now and then a man s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions O.W Holmes, Sr 1858 Holmes would, I think, have agreed that this book is a provider of such mind stretching ideas Here you ll find an excellent discussion of some of the radical new ideas from the model building camp of theoretical physics Taking ideas of higher dimensions and branes borrowed from string theory, Prof Randall and co researchers have produced interesting models [...]


  • It can be difficult to try and explain abstract theoretical physics concepts with just analogies and no equations, but Randall does a reasonably good job of describing the main points of interest and research in her field Some of the analogies miss the mark and the attempted conference style humor throughout, including the little fictional narrative sections at the start of each chapter, is a little awkward, but overall I came away having learned something about string theory, extra dimensions, [...]


  • I thought this book, particularly when compared to, say, Brian Greene s The Elegant Universe, continually fell short of its ambitions It s prose is only adequate and often misestimates the lay reader s level of understanding I also found it annoying for its frequent injection of self promotion I can well understand that Randall might have much to say about being female and a physicist, but there is a kind of thinly hidden effort to impress us as a kind of uber babe, a rock climbing, equation sli [...]


  • Gr matas autore, par galvas tiesu p rsp j liel ko da u popul rzin tnisko gr matu rakst t jus, Hokingsu un Gr nu ieskaitot Lasot o gr matu es beidzot sapratu, kas ir br nas un k t s savienojamas ar st g m Sapratu ar visu to em anos ar Klauza Kleina da i m Nekur l dz im nebiju las jis par iesp j m eksperiment li pier d t, gan st gu teoriju, gan to k izp t t iesp jam s sl pt s dimensijas Varb t autore par va mani uz vi a un t d es lasot k uvu nekritisks, bet gr mata mani noteikti aizr va.


  • One of the most boring and incoherent popular science book I ve ever read I had great expectations when I started reading it, but it turns out the book is full of useless analogies and the narrative is overall inconsistent There are a lot of material which is unrelated or appears twice Also some theories, related to the topic were not covered at all In comparison with unparalleled The Cosmic Landscape book, I had a really bad experience reading the current one I gave it one additional star for s [...]


  • I know I won t be able to truly understand quantum mechanics and particle physics until I sit down and learn the math somehowbut I thought Lisa Randall did an amazing job trying I caught glimpses of our invisible world of virtual particles, gluons, squarks, 5th dimensions and branes.My world has been rocked Nuff said.


  • Randall s writing is difficult to follow, and she uses lackluster devices to create muddled visions of her examples The theories were interesting, but getting to them was the hardest part.


  • It took me a while to read this volume because as I was trying to get from the tenth dimension to the eleventh, there were particles floating around in my Brane and, as I tried to string them together to make sense out of them, I hit Dark Matter and fell into a Black Hole Now I am awaiting the validation of the Higgs boson the so called god Particle , which I believe is the only thing that will save me from the mess in which I find myself.Seriously, I am a novice physics junkie, who understands [...]


  • This is on the list of Brian Greene s Suggestions for Further Reading in The Hidden Reality As I may have stated elsewhere, my goal is to read that B Greene list so I chose to re read Warped Passages.This book is not an easy read It leads up to an explanation of RS1 and RS2, two papers written by Randal and Sundrum describing a theory to solve the Hierarchical Problem There is a lot of material to cover to even understand what the Hierarchical Problem is and why it is such a big problem, or was, [...]


  • Warped passages is one of those valuable books where a leading physicist explains her work to the rest of us In Dr Randall s case, the mold breaking concept of exploiting extra dimensions, from string theory, to provide solutions to long standing fundamental problems in particle physics She explains her way to her ground breaking work on developing the Randall Sundrum and Karch Randall models for the universe She describes the exciting possibility of the LHC providing evidence for any of these o [...]


  • I noticed that many people gave bad review to this book, personally I think it wouldn t be a book for beginners to read, it s difficult than popular science book, requires at least a little bit basic physic concepts or ideas There are many details in this book, I am not that professional to judge if there are any mistakes like some other people claimed , still I think Randall has a rather female touch of writing style luckily , not totally dry and rigid Personally I find it understandable with [...]


  • I thought this book was written pretty well, though still a bit over my head in spots I commend Physicists that can put all those mathematical equations and abstract thinking into writing She does a good job conveying concepts like higher dimensions, string theory, branes, and symmetry into language for non physicists like myself This was written over 10 years ago, so I m sure many advances have been made since then It s still interesting hearing about the process in discovering these mind blowi [...]


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