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"An accessible and engaging exploration of the mysteries of time." -Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe Twenty years ago, Stephen Hawking tried to explain time by understanding the Big Bang. Now, Sean Carroll says we need to be more ambitious. One of the leading theoretical physicists of his generation, Carroll delivers a dazzling and paradigm-shifting theory of time's arrow that embraces subjects from entropy to quantum mechanics to time travel to information theory and the meaning of life. From Eternity to Hereis no less than the next step toward understanding how we came to exist, and a fantastically approachable read that will appeal to a broad audience of armchair physicists, and anyone who ponders the nature of our world.
Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at Caltech who has won fellowships from the Sloan and Packard foundations, NASA, and the National Science Foundation. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.
Table of Contents
|Time, Experience, and the Universe|
|The Past Is Present Memory||p. 9|
|The Heavy Hand of Entropy||p. 26|
|The Beginning and End of Time||p. 44|
|Time in Einstein's Universe|
|Time Is Personal||p. 67|
|Time Is Flexible||p. 82|
|Looping Through Time||p. 93|
|Entropy and Time's Arrow|
|Running Time Backward||p. 119|
|Entropy and Disorder||p. 143|
|Information and Life||p. 179|
|Recurrent Nightmares||p. 202|
|Quantum Time||p. 228|
|From the Kitchen to the Multiverse|
|Black Holes: The Ends of Time||p. 259|
|The Life of the Universe||p. 287|
|Inflation and the Multiverse||p. 315|
|The Past Through Tomorrow||p. 339|
|Appendix: Math||p. 377|
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