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Godel Meets Einstein: Time Travel in the Godel Universeby Palle Yourgrau
Synopses & Reviews
What happens when the country's greatest logician meets the century's greatest physicist? In the case of Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein the result in Godel's revolutioinary new model of the cosmos. In the 'Godel Universe' the philosophical fantasy of time travel becomes a scientific reality. For Godel, however, the reality of time travel signals the unreality of time. If Godel is right, the real meaning of the Einstein revolution had remained, for half a century, a secret. Now, half-century after Godel met Einstein, the real meaning of time travel in the Godel universe can be revealed.
Book News Annotation:
This is an expansion of the author's 1991 work published as The Disappearance of Time. Yougrau (philosophy, Brandeis U.) investigates the implications of G<:o>dels writings on Einstein's theory of relativity as they relate to the fundamental questions of the nature of time and the possibilities for time travel.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-245) and index.
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