This collection has been inspired by the work of Roger Penrose. It gives an overview of current work on the interaction between geometry and physics, from which many important developments in research have emerged. This volume collects together the contributions of many important researchers, including Sir Roger himself, and gives an overview of the many applications of geometrical ideas and techniques across mathematics and the physical sciences. From the area of pure mathematics papers are included on the topics of classical differential geometry and non-commutative geometry, knot invariants, and the applications of gauge theory. Contributions from applied mathematics cover the topics of integrable systems and general relativity. Current research in experimental and theoretical physics inspired chapters on string theory, quantum gravity, the foundations of quantum mechanics, quasi-crystals and astrophysics. The collection also includes articles on quantum computation, quantum cryptography and the possible role of micro-tubules in a theory of consciousness.
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"Internationally renowned theoretical physicist Penrose invented twistor theory, a radical new approach to space-time where geometric points no longer enter the theory as primitives. More recently, he has stirred controversy with two books that invoke modern physics to plumb the nature of human consciousness. This festschrift honoring Penrose on his 65th birthday contains survey articles by some of the most eminent mathematicians (Atiyah, Donaldson, Connes, et al.) and physicists (Hawking, Astekar, Veneziano, among others) of our time. Besides browsing the most formidable contributions, undergraduates may particularly benefit from Artur Ekert's introduction to quantum cryptography, Paul Steinhardt's new approach to Penrose tilings, and particularly, biologist Stuart Hameroff's defense of Penrose's theories of consciousness from the charge of merely constituting a 'minimization of mysteries.' Highly recommended. Undergraduates through faculty."--Choice
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0198500599
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0198500599
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 456 pages. 9.75x6.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0198500599
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801985005991.0
Descrizione libro OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, 1998. Encuadernacion original. Condizione libro: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. HUGGETT, S. A. & AL. EDS. THE GEOMETRIC UNIVERSE. SCIENCE, GEOMETRY, AND THE WORK OF ROGER PENROSE. OXFORD, 1998, xviii 431 p. figuras Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Codice libro della libreria 5497