Do you ever look up to the stars and wonder about what is out there? An accessible science narrative for readers of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this book allows readers to eavesdrop on a conversation between two Award-winning physicists and delve into a multidisciplinary discussion of our understanding of the universe.
WHERE DID THE UNIVERSE COME FROM?
and Other Cosmic Questions: Our Universe, from the Quantum to the Cosmos
by Chris Ferrie & Geraint F. Lewis
Sourcebooks, September 2021
Over the last few centuries, humans have successfully unraveled much of the language of the universe, exploring and defining formerly mysterious phenomena such as electricity, magnetism, and matter through the beauty of mathematics. But some secrets remain beyond our realm of understanding—and seemingly beyond the very laws and theories we have relied on to make sense of the universe we inhabit. It is clear that the quantum, the world of atoms and electrons, is entwined with the cosmos, a universe of trillions of stars and galaxies…but exactly how these two extremes of human understanding interact remains a mystery. WHERE DID THE UNIVERSE COME FROM? and Other Cosmic Questions allows readers to eavesdrop on a conversation between award-winning physicists Chris Ferrie and Geraint F. Lewis as they examine the universe through the two unifying and yet often contradictory lenses of classical physics and quantum mechanics, tackling questions such as: Where did the universe come from? Why do dying stars rip themselves apart? Do black holes last forever? What is left for humans to discover?
A brief but fascinating exploration of the vastness of the universe, this book will have armchair physicists turning the pages until their biggest and smallest questions about the cosmos have been answered.
Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a BMath in Mathematical Physics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.
Geraint F. Lewis is an award-winning astrophysicist and Professor of Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy.