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Dr. Ken Nakamura is a neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic. He also runs a research laboratory at the Gladstone Institutes, where he investigates how disruptions of mitochondria—the “power centers” of cells that convert nutrients into energy—contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
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The Biggest Ideas in the Universe book cover
The Biggest Ideas in the Universe
Space, Time, and Motion
Sean Carroll - 2022-09-20
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The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of modern science. Sean Carroll, with his genius for making complex notions entertaining, presents in his uniquely lucid voice the fundamental ideas informing the modern physics of reality. Physics...
K Ken Nakamura
2022-11-15T21:44:24.000Z
I just finished this book by @seanmcarroll. It is a great book, perhaps the best by Sean. It has enough math that anybody who are not afraid of high school math can learn so much more than from regular semi-science books.      source
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The Gods Themselves
Isaac Asimov - 1990-09-04 (first published in 1972)
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In the twenty-second century Earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth's Sun--and of Earth itself.Only a...
K Ken Nakamura
2022-04-18T05:42:47.000Z
@RogerFreedman @d_a_howell One of my favorite SF book is "The Gods Themselves" by Asimov.      source
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Flashes of Creation
George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate
Paul Halpern - 2021-08-17
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A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention caused...
K Ken Nakamura
2021-12-21T20:28:45.000Z
I am almost done with this great book. I found the discussion of Nobel prize from page 221 to 227 very fascinating.      source
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Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions
Second Edition
Chris Quigg - 2013-09-23
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This completely revised and updated graduate-level textbook is an ideal introduction to gauge theories and their applications to high-energy particle physics, and takes an in-depth look at two new laws of nature--quantum chromodynamics and the electroweak theory. From quantum electrodynamics through unified theories of the interactions among lepton...
K Ken Nakamura
2021-07-14T15:38:38.000Z
@chrisquigg @PrincetonUPress This is the first book with which I studied the Gauge theories seriously, deriving all the steps. Thank you for writing this wonderful book.      source
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Something Deeply Hidden
Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
Sean Carroll - 2019-09-10
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As you read these words, copies of you are being created. Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this worlds most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly t...
K Ken Nakamura
2020-09-15T22:35:33.000Z
You got to read this book if you have any intellectual curiosity.      source
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Life 3.0
Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Max Tegmark - 2018-07-31 (first published in 2017)
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In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more th...
K Ken Nakamura
2019-09-14T20:35:45.000Z
I read this great book by @tegmark Highly recommended for all future generation, for everyone should think about AI. Thus in my opinion, since everyone should know about AI, the first half of the book should be required reading in high school.      source
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The Big Picture
On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Sean Carroll - 2017-05-16 (first published in 2016)
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The instant New York Times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe--and how we understand it."Vivid...impressive....Splendidly informative."--The New York Times "Succeeds spectacularly."--Science"A tour de force."--Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Se ...
K Ken Nakamura
2019-07-18T17:05:15.000Z
I finished "The BIG Picture" by @seanmcarroll It is a great book, must read for everyone. I have 2 comments: 1) In P134, the author implied that even History can be considered a science, which was quite surprise for me. (to be continued)      source
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The Quantum Labyrinth
How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
Paul Halpern - 2017-10-16
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The story of the unlikely friendship between the two physicists who fundamentally recast the notion of time and history In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp ...
K Ken Nakamura
2019-05-24T02:58:52.000Z
I finished the book a few weeks ago. The book is the must read for anyone who has any sort of intellectual curiosity. Incidentally, I have one comment. The V-A theory of the weak interaction is also discovered by JJ Sakurai (Physics Today's obituary by Yoichiro Nambu)      source