Number of page: 336
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).
- Tim Gee
Loved it Fascinating look at the science behind one of my favorite movies. And not so completely technical that i could not follow it.
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Amazing Read! Even though I’m considered young, I surprisingly understood the physics used in this book! You really outdid yourself!
- Pono Akina
Great Book It is a great book about the basic breakdown of the movie that I enjoyed thoroughly!
- Samet Tonyalı
Awesome It was amazing. Thanks Kip!
Just perfect! Great science book , understandable also for the average person , based on probably 1 of the most scientific accurate movies so far. Made me for the 1st time be able to somehow visually grasp phenomena like black holes, wormholes and the bulk. Recommendation for anyone!!!
- A Google User
Can you make it available in Asia especially phillipines
- Sammy Peralta
Loved it! Such a fantastic read!
- Vinod Kumar
Loved it..!! Kip Thorne, I loved the way you wrote the book. The diagrams helped a lot. I got a tonn of doubts and i dont knw how to solve them. Googled a lot but these doubts cant be searched in the internet it can be solved only through a conversation. And I deeply wish one day i could talk to you. Atleast to resolve the doubts. And finally thanks fr writing such an immaculate book.
- dji zzah
Awesome This movie is spectacular and breathtaking!
Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
Ever since Albert Einstein s general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them Which of these bizarre phenomena if any can really exist in our universe Black holes down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return wormholes short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos singularities where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam gravitational waves which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago and time machines for traveling backward and forward in time Kip Thorne along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose a cadre of Russians and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer Wheeler and Chandrasekhar has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation Dr Thorne the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech leads his readers through an elegant always human tapestry of interlocking themes coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know Stephen Hawking s A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best sellers in publishing history Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind stretching experience with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component
Ask the Experts: Astronomy
For going on two decades Scientific American s Ask the Experts column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science We ve taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out to top scientists professors and researchers to find out why the sky is blue or whether we really only use 10% of our brains Now we ve combed through our archives and have compiled some of the most interesting questions and answers into a series of eBooks Organized by subject each eBook provides short easily digestible answers to questions on that particular branch of the sciences The second eBook in our series Astronomy looks skyward and explains a variety of universal phenomena and theories Are you curious about how planets acquire rings or what creates those gorgeous spiral arms around galaxies Or maybe you want to know why the Big Bang didn t collapse into a black hole Astrophysicists professors and scientists tackle questions about stars planets asteroids galaxies and nebulae the expanding universe as well as the oddities black holes wormholes and dark matter Look inside and find out what we know and what we don t know about these wonders
Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos
Cosmologists yearn to behold the unseen elements of our universe And as new technologies become more powerful and precise scientists are getting their wish though these tools are challenging the limits of our imagination as fast as they are answering many longstanding questions Space is one of the last great frontiers for modern man A never ending source of investigation and inspiration it beckons to scientists with an irresistible siren s call And in this glorious age of cosmology astronomical measurement has never been more precise The power provided to us by extraordinary new observational mechanisms has shattered former suppositions and stimulated exciting new visions of the universe Using modern instruments such as the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe WMAP astronomers now have access to information about the age and composition of the universe By providing greatly improved answers high resolution satellite data and novel telescopic techniques have transformed one of science s most speculative fields into a triumph of meticulous and rigorous detection Yet as the technological tools grow increasingly robust and we are able to see farther and know more we find that we have even more questions Could there be realms beyond ordinary space Might time space and matter simply be illusions What unique blend of cosmological factors influences life on Earth Featuring interviews with leaders in the field as well as thought provoking descriptions of their work Brave New Universe is a guided tour of current advances and controversies in cosmology
Prisons of Light: Black Holes
What is a black hole Could we survive a visit to one Perhaps even venture inside What would we find Have we yet discovered any real black holes And what do black holes teach us about what physicist John Archibald Wheeler called the deep happy mysteries of the universe These are just a few of the tantalizing questions examined in this jargon free review of one of the most fascinating topics in modern science In search of the answers we trace a star from its birth to its death throes take a fabulous hypothetical journey to the border of a black hole and beyond spend time with some of the world s leading theoretical physicists and observational astronomers scanning the cosmos for evidence of real black holes and take a whimsical look at some of the wild ideas black holes have inspired