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The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos (CBC Massey Lectures)

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A visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok. Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most precious possession, and our future will be shaped by the breakthroughs to come. In this personal and fascinating work, Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, explores the transformative scientific discoveries of the past three centuries — from classical mechanics, to the nature of light, to the bizarre world of the quantum, and the evolution of the cosmos. Each new discovery has, over time, yielded new technologies causing paradigm shifts in the organization of society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current, dissatisfying digital age. Facing this brave new world, Turok calls for creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and opening access to the vast, untapped pools of intellectual talent in the developing world. Scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy, as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress.

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Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most precious possession, and our future will be shaped by the breakthroughs to come.

In this personal, visionary, and fascinating work, Neil Turok, Director of Canadas Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, explores transformative discoveries — from the nature of light, to the evolution of the cosmos, to the bizarre world of the quantum, to the emerging ideas which may yield tomorrows technologies. He explains how we can accelerate the pace of discovery by creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and by opening access to

Drawing from his personal experience, from confronting injustice in apartheid South Africa to becoming a renowned international scientist and educator, Dr. Turok explains why scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress.

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9781770890176
Author:
Turok, Neil
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
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Trade Paper
Series:
CBC Massey Lecture
Publication Date:
20121031
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most precious possession, and our future will be shaped by the breakthroughs to come.

In this personal, visionary, and fascinating work, Neil Turok, Director of Canadas Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, explores transformative discoveries — from the nature of light, to the evolution of the cosmos, to the bizarre world of the quantum, to the emerging ideas which may yield tomorrows technologies. He explains how we can accelerate the pace of discovery by creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and by opening access to

Drawing from his personal experience, from confronting injustice in apartheid South Africa to becoming a renowned international scientist and educator, Dr. Turok explains why scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress.

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