Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes. Alex Vilenkin, Author. Hill & Wang $24 (p) ISBN Many Worlds in One has ratings and 20 reviews. John said: I’m not sure who is the better scientist, but in terms of the prose required to address thi. RENOWNED cosmologist Alex Vilenkin, who is director of the Tufts University Institute of Cosmology in Massachusetts is known for his theory.

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Whether or not all this holds true, as I mentioned briefly mant, depends on the correctness of inflation, the ultimate nature of the inflaton, and details of the ultimate theory of quantum gravity. What do you think?

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I wonder what Clavelli was thinking when he wrote these papers. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This papers are the reason why Douglas has given up counting vacua.

So, why not then dump the concept of a physical universe?

Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes

There are 8 reviews from readers on Amazon, all gave the book 5 stars, well justified. If you compress an object, its gravity is enhanced, and if you stretch it, gravity is reduced. Inflation theory is not set in stone yet, there are still many problems with explaining large scale structure and dark matter. Books of the Vipenkin. None Dare Call It Reason: Interesting Book, I am firm believe in the Inflation theory. People who talk about statistical calcuations of these vacua are just ignoring the fact that this idea has been tried, mny now is dead.


Feb 20, Huyen rated it liked it Shelves: Until that happens, all assumptions are supposed to be subject to suspect review, given new physics, and regardless of popular opinion. His book presents the whole picture of the Universe, not just Anthropic arguments, and all pieces of the puzzle fit remarkably well.

Many Worlds in One is a tour through one of the most exciting areas in modern physics, led by a modest guide, who most certainly has his own firm opinions, but who is much more interested in a serious discussion of the physics than in self-aggrandizement and evangelizing for a particular area.

The ancients thought it was exactly a circle. Is An interesting book, but not at all what I was expecting. This is the first book I have read on Eternal Inflation and I certainly came away from this book feeling that I understand words a lot better than I did going into it.

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The writing is clear, the tone is appealing, and the science is discussed in an honest way, by a master who loves the subject. Published July 10th by Hill and Wang first published Linking it to the landscape is like tieing your boat to the Titanic. If you are specifically interested in anthropic discussion, there is a great piece from the book on Edge. The Best Books of Discover’s Newsletter Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!


What about Glashow, who in a just world would along with Vileenkin be senior guru of Harvard Physics, but, due to his views of superstring theory, had to go to Boston U. Keep the immortal sayings of wise Russians coming, please.

July 4, at 5: Do you ever just feel like giving up and embracing the extra dimensional multiverse? Nov 26, Richard rated it liked it. Brian Michael Russell rated it really liked it Feb 21, There are two types of vacuum; false vacuum and true vacuum.

Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes by Alex Vilenkin

Many publishers and authors have misused this situation to their advantage to market a product that is a more a science fiction than a scientific reality. Almost exactly half of the book, with the exception of a brief discussion of the future of life in the expanding universe, is devoted to a description of the standard model of cosmology and its inflationary extension.

Surely energy and mass are conserved.