The Life of Psi

Philosophical Musings on the Foundations of Physics and Chemistry

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The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics (1999)

The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics (1999)

In this highly provocative volume, Barbour argues that time does not exist, only change. He continues by proposing a solution to the clash between Einstein's theories of special and general relativity and the formalism of quantum physics. More info →
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Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide (2001)

Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide (2001)

A fun and beautifully illustrated little book, tracing the history of time from Augustine's suggestion that there is no time, to the flowing time of Newton, the conventional time of Poincaré, the static time of Einstein, and then back, full circle, to the idea that there is no time in quantum gravity. More info →
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The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe (2005)

The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe (2005)

An introductory, but very broad account of time's arrow, from Newton and Boltzmann, Einstein and Schrödinger, to Penrose and Hawking. Touches on entropy, gravity, black holes, wormholes, time travel, and much more. More info →
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From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (2010)

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (2010)

A popular scientific account of time's arrow, delving in the concept of entropy, quantum mechanics, time travel, information theory and the meaning of life. More info →
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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe (2012)

Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe (2012)

A highly original book on time's arrow, focussing on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us? More info →
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