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"The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible."
Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"If you're not astonished by quantum mechanics, then you haven't understood it."
— Niels Bohr [1885-1962]

a quark 'starburst' from FermiLab          

links

Einstein & relativity

key players

books

movies & TV



Cal Tech's String Theory Site

Schwarz/CalTech's 'Second Superstring Revolution'

Cambridge University Relativity Group on 'M-Theory'

Introduction to Superstring Theory:
4 lectures by John H. Schwarz (8/2000) in PDF format

Stephen W. Hawking Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Richard P. Feynman [1918-88] Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Brian Greene on 'Superstring Theory' [1995]

Dr. Michio Kaku on 'M-Theory'

'The Particle Adventure' Interactive Learning Site
Particle Adventure's Particle Physics Glossary

FermiLab's Links List

'Loop Quantum Gravity' article by Prof. Carlo Rovelli, University of Pittsburgh



Einstein & Relativity

Usenet U.K. Relativity FAQ
Online English text of "The Special and General Theory"
selected Einstein quotations
Albert Einstein Archives
Einstein Archives Online

'WMail' Philosophy Newsletter on "A Third Theory of Relativity"
Issue # 11 [June 2001] = Part 1    •    Issue # 13 [August 2001] = Part 2

2007 version "A Third Theory of Relativity"

Albert Einstein [1879-1955] Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Albert Einstein Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website



Key Players

Niels Bohr [1885-1962]

C.E.R.N. physicist Fabiola Gianotti
“The Higgs boson [particle] has two functions: One is to give mass to the Universe. The other is
to prevent the standard model from going bananas.”

Brian Greene

Stephen Hawking

physicist Dr. Michio Kaku

Lisa Randall, PhD • listed on TIME 100 Most Influential People 5/2007

Kip S. Thorne

Scott Tyson

a quark 'starburst' from FermiLab
Books on Quantum Physics
browse Science / Quantum Theory catalog at Amazon.com
browse Professional / Quantum Physics catalog at Amazon.com

Relativity & Common Sense  
"Relativity & Common Sense: A New Approach To Einstein" [1964]
by Sir Hermann Bondi

Dover 8x5¼ pb [9/80] for $7.95
General Relativity from A to B  "General Relativity From A to B" [1978]
by Robert Geroch

Univ of Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [3/81] for $9.36
Univ of Chicago Press hardcover [1978] out of print/used
Dancing Wu Li Masters  "The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of The New Physics" [1979]
by Gary Zukav

Bantam pb [9/94] for $7.50
HarperPerennial 8x5¼ pb [7/2001] for $10.20
Audio Renaissance ABR audio CD [1/2001] for $17.16
Audio Renaissance UNABR audio [6/90] 3 tapes for $10.85
In Search of Schrödinger's Cat  "In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics & Reality" [1984]
by John Gribbin

Bantam 8¼x5¼ pb [11/85] for $11.17
Beyond Einstein book by Michio Kaku  "Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest For The Theory of The Universe" [1987]
by Dr. Michio Kaku, with Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Anchor/Doubleday 8x5 pb [12/98] for $9.71
Bantam hardcover [3/87] out of print/used
Quantum Field Theory textbook by Michio Kaku  "Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction" [1993 textbook]
by Dr. Michio Kaku

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/93] for $155.65 {sic}
Origin of The Universe  "The Origin of The Universe" [1994]
by John D. Barrow

HarperCollins pb [6/97] for $11.20
Basic Books 9½x6 hardcover [10/94] out of print/used
Last 3 Minutes book by P.C.W. Davies  "The Last Three Minutes: Conjectures About The Ultimate Fate of The Universe"
[1994] by P.C.W. Davies

HarperCollins 8x5.3 pb [1/97] for $10.40
Basic Books 9x6 hardcover [10/94] out of print/used
Weidenfeld & Nicolson hardcover [94] out of print/used
Thorne Black Holes & Time Warps  "Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy" [1994]
by Kip S. Thorne, foreward by Stephen Hawking

W.W. Norton 9¼x6 pb [1/95] for $13.26
W.W. Norton hardcover [4/94] for $14.99
Hyperspace / Scientific Odyssey  "Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps & The Tenth Dimension" [1994] by Dr. Michio Kaku, illustrations by Robert O'Keefe
Anchor/Doubleday 8x5 pb [3/95] for $10.47
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/94] for $35.00
Q.E.D. & Men Who Made It  "Q.E.D. and The Men Who Made It - Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger & Tomonaga"
[1994] by Silvan S. Schweber

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [4/94] for $34.65
Princeton Univ Press 9¾x6½ hardcover [4/94] out of print/rare
Big Idea Series Einstein & Relativity  "Einstein & Relativity" [Big Idea Series; 1995]
by Paul Strathern

Anchor/Doubleday 8x5 pb [10/95] for $8.95
Who's Afraid of Schrödinger's Cat  "Who's Afraid of Schrödinger's Cat: An A-to-Z Guide To All The New Science Ideas You Need To Keep Up With The New Thinking" [1998]
by I. N. Marshall & Danah Zohar

Quill 9¼x6¼ pb [7/98] for $10.50
Polchinski String Theory Vol 2  "String Theory Vol. I: An Introduction To The Bosonic String" [1998]
by Joseph Polchinski

Cambridge Univ Press 9½x6¾ pb [6/2005] for $45.27
Cambridge Univ Press 10x7 hardcover [10/98] for $46.99
"String Theory Vol. II: Superstring Theory & Beyond" [1998]
by Joseph Polchinski

Cambridge Univ Press 9½x6¾ pb [6/2005] for $45.27
Cambridge Univ Press 10x7 hardcover [10/98] for $44.33
Introduction to Superstrings  
"Introduction To Superstrings & M-Theory" [1998]
by Dr. Michio Kaku

Springer 9½x6½ hardcover [12/98] for $54.95
Elegant Universe  "The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions & The Quest For The Ultimate Theory" [1999] by Brian Greene
Vintage 8x5 pb [2/2000] for $11.17
W.W. Norton 9.4x6½ hardcover [10/2003] for $13.97
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [2/99] out of print/used
The World's Most Famous Equation  "E=mc²: A Biography of The World's Most Famous Equation" [2000]
by David Bodanis

Berkley 8¼x5½ pb [9/2001] for $9.75
Walker & Co. 8¾x5¼ hardcover [9/2000] for $25.00
author's website
Introducing Quantum Theory  "Introducing Quantum Theory" [2001]
by J.P. McEvoy & Oscar Zarate

Icon/Totem mass pb [9/2008] for $9.95
Icon/Totem 8¼x5¼ 3rd edition pb [10/2004] out of print/used
Icon/Totem 8¼x5½ pb [1/2001] out of print/many used
Essential Science / Expanding Universe  "Essential Science: The Expanding Universe (A Beginner's Guide To The Big Bang & Beyond)" [2002]
by Mark A. Garlick

Dorling Kindersley 7x5 pb [4/2002] for $6.95
Quantum Theory Very Short Introduction book by John Polkinghorne  "Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction" [2002]
by John Polkinghorne

Kindle Edition from Oxford Paperbacks [2002 edition] for $6.15
Oxford Univ Press 7x4½ pb [7/2002] for $9.74
Particle Odyssey  "The Particle Odyssey: A Journey To The Heart of Matter" [orig 1987, rev 2002]
by Frank E. Close, Michael Marten & Christine Sutton

Oxford Univ Press pb [8/2004] for $16.50
Oxford Univ Press 11¾x9 hardcover [9/2002] for $35.83
Essential Science / Quantum Physics  "Essential Science: Quantum Physics (A Beginner's Guide To The Subatomic World)"
[2002] by John Gribbin

Dorling Kindersley 7x5 pb [11/2002] for $7.00
Quantum Physics For Everyone  "The Quantum World: Quantum Physics For Everyone" [2004]
by Kenneth W. Ford

Harvard Univ Press 8½x6¼ pb [10/2005] for $11.53
Harvard Univ Press 8½x6½ hardcover [4/2004] for $24.95
First Course in String Theory  "A First Course In String Theory" [2004]
by Barton Zwiebach {Professor of Physics at M.I.T.}

Cambridge Univ Press 10x7 pb [6/2004] for $65.00
Empire of The Stars  "Empire of The Stars: Obsession, Friendship & Betrayal In The Quest For Black Holes" [2005] by Arthur I. Miller
A history of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar [1910-95] whose conception of black holes in 1929, and presentation before the Royal Astronomical Society in 1935, became mired in the politics of science. 'Chandra' eventually received a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983.
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [4/2005] for $26.00

Warped Passages  "Warped Passages: Unraveling The Mysteries of The Universe's Hidden Dimensions"
[2005] by Lisa Randall, PhD
• listed on TIME 100 Most Influential People 5/2007
Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [9/2006] for $10.85
Ecco Press 9x6½ hardcover [8/2005] for $18.45
author's Harvard Physics Dept. homepage
Trouble With Physics  "The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of A Science & What Comes Next" [2006] by Lee Smolin
Mariner Books 8x5½ pb [9/2007] for $10.85
Houghton Mifflin 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2006] for $17.16
String Theory For Dummies book by Mensa member Andrew Zimmerman Jones  "String Theory For Dummies" [2009]
by Andrew Zimmerman Jones

For Dummies 9¼x7¼ pb [11/2009] for $13.59
Unobservable Universe book by Scott Tyson  "The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework For Understanding The Universe" [2011] by Scott M. Tyson
Perhaps Scott Tyson has indeed found the unified theory and elininated the disconnect between relativity and quantum mechanics.
Kindle Edition from Galaxia Way [4/2011] for $4.99
Galaxia Way 9¼x6 pb [4/2011] for $18.24
Trespassing On Einstein's Lawn book by Amanda Gefter  "Trespassing On Einstein's Lawn: A Father, A Daughter, The Meaning of Nothing, and The Beginning of Everything" [2014] by Amanda Gefter
Kindle Edition from Bantam/Random House [1/2014] for $11.99
Bantam Books 9¼x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [1/2014] for $20.05
a quark 'starburst' from FermiLab
Movies & TV on Quantum Physics

Brief History of Time movie directed by Errol Morris  "A Brief History of Time" 80-minute TV movie [Oct 1991]
Directed by Errol Morris, original music by Philip Glass
Criterion widescreen color Blu-ray-DVD combo [DUE March 2014] 2 disks for $24.99
The Science Channel widescreen color DVD [1998] for $79.99
Paramount color VHS [11/93] for $9.78
full credits from IMDb
Elegant Universe P.B.S. special  "The Elegant Universe" 3-hour tv special [P.B.S./Nova Oct 2003]
P.B.S./WGBH letterbox color DVD [1/2004] for $15.99
P.B.S./WGBH color VHS [1/2004] for $18.95
full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official program site
"Physics: The Elegant Universe & Beyond" includes 3-hour program above
plus "Einstein Revealed" [1996] and "Einstein's Big Idea" [2005]
P.B.S./WGBH color DVD box set [2/2006] 4 disks for $34.99
Particle Fever docufilm about C.E.R.N. scientists  "Particle Fever" [indep March 2014]
The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. This film follows six brilliant scientists as they joined forces with 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries in seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe by recreating conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and finding the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter.
Directed by Mark Levinson; edited by Walter Murch; featuring Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford, Fabiola Gianotti, David Kaplan, Mike Lamont & Lisa Randall
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site



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