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Title:  A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy Of Godel And Einstein

Author:  Palle Yourgrau


Format:  Hardcover 

Book condition:  Used - Very Good 

Cover:   Used - Very Good 

Dust jacket condition:   Used - Very Good.  Dust jacket is protected with Mylar cover.  


It is a widely known but little considered fact that Albert Einstein and Kurt Gödel were best friends for the last decade and a half of Einstein's life. The two walked home together from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study every day; they shared ideas about physics, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science in which they had grown up. By 1949, Gödel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist . Einstein endorsed this result-reluctantly, since it decisively overthrew the classical world-view to which he was committed. But he could find no way to refute it, and in the half-century since then, neither has anyone else. Even more remarkable than this stunning discovery, however, was what happened afterward: nothing. Cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded with their work as if Gödel's proof never existed -one of the greatest scandals of modern intellectual history. A World Without Time is a sweeping, ambitious book, and yet poignant and intimate. It tells the story of two magnificent minds put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day, and attempts to rescue from undeserved obscurity the brilliant work they did together.


Item Weight : 13.6 ounces

Hardcover : 210 pages

ISBN-10 : 0465092934

ISBN-13 : 978-0465092932

Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.75 x 9.5 inches

Publisher : Basic Books;  2005 


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A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy Of Godel and Einstein by P. Yourgrau

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