Once Upon a Universe: Not-so-Grimm tales of cosmology by Robert Gilmore
English | PDF | 2003 | 233 Pages | ISBN : 0387955666 | 30.34 MB
"Once upon a time there was no Universe," began the Storyteller. . . ."
First Snow White encounters one of the Little People, then one of the Even Smaller People, and finally one of the Truly Infinitesimal People. And no matter how diligently she searches, the only dwarves she can find are collapsed stars! Clearly, she’s not at home in her well-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but instead in a strange new landscape that features quantum behavior, the wavelike properties of particles, and the Uncertainty Principle. She (and we) must have entered, in short, one of the worlds created by Robert Gilmore, the physicist and fabulist who brought us the classic "Alice in Quantumland."