Brian Edward Cox OBE, FRS is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
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The Secret Body
How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live
"A perfect blend of cutting-edge science and compelling storytelling."--Bill BrysonA revolutionary new vision of human biology and the scientific breakthroughs that will transform our livesImagine knowing years in advance whether you are likely to get cancer, or having a personalized understanding of your individual genes, organs, and cells. Imagin...
This is a great book. I’ve read an advanced copy :-) – source
@Robwilliams71 A good place to start on the Black Holes thing is “The Black Hole War” by Leonard Susskind. For the quantum computing stuff, it’s so recent that nobody has yet written a book on it! – source
This is indeed a superb book! – source
Also recommended byGreg Jenner
This great podcast from @seanmcarroll talking to David Albert about the measurement problem in Quantum Mechanics introduced me to a terrific book - What is Real? by Adam Becker. It’s fascinating on the history of QM, Bell’s theorem, Many Worlds .... – source
Also recommended byKen Nakamura
@StrongLikeBear @ShalanSharma @Dagk Yes, that’s right. I think it’s correct to say that many biologists (not all) believe the step from prokaryote to eukaryote was highly unlikely. See for example Nick Lane’s Life Ascending - a great book for many reasons. – source
@rationalist44 (1) is easy - there are two components, but for distant galaxies the so-called ‘proper motion’ is negligible. (2) You need a little GR. Look up cosmological redshift. The best intro text book in my view is Hartle - the calculation is in section 18.2. – source
@thestigmaster And I agree with you on this. There is a great book called Empire of the Clouds which describes how we damaged our aviation industry with a series of short-sighted political decisions in the late 60s and 70s. – source