### Free download How the Universe Got Its Spots Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space

Is the universe infinite or just really big With this uestion the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin not only announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial new book but establishes herself as one of the most direct and unorthodox voices in contemporary science For eve. In short Janna Levin explains scientific theory so well that she may have just changed my freakin life I m kidding Kind of But we ll get thereFirst Dimension this is an exceptionally lucid piece of writing Levin a cosmologist who here argues for a finite universe traces the lineage of her theory with remarkable logic clarity remarkable because for the first time I sort of understand general relativity No really guys this is big I love reading pop science but there are moments when my brain glazes over I ll tell myself I get the gist and just move on to the next idea Not so here anyth

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F hot and cold spots left over from the big bang may one day reveal the size and shape of the cosmos She does so with such originality lucidity and even poetry that How the Universe Got Its Spots becomes a thrilling and deeply personal communication between a scientist and the lay reader. This is probably one of the most uniue pop sci books I ve ever read Janna Levin a cosmologist who theorizes on the topology and geometry of the universe and who advances the idea that the universe is finite writes of the science behind relativity general and special black holes string theory and much in the format of letters to her mother The content of these letters vacillate seamlessly between ruminations on her personal life and the histories and backbones of cosmological science in a ruminative and poetic fashionLevin s skill is especially pronounced in her ability to distill h

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N as she sets out to determine how big “really big” may be Levin gives us an intimate look at the day to day life of a globe trotting physicist complete with jet lag and romantic disturbancesNimbly synthesizing geometry topology chaos and string theories Levin shows how the pattern o. My family has a joke that there are three kinds of math Math hard math and math that will make you cry I for one crashed and burned spectacularly on the easy end of hard math But this doesn t mean that I don t want to know about math that will make you cry Janna Levin is great at taking complexmind bending mathematics and explain the theory and idea behind it without actually using math She explains it with passion and intelligence and acknowledgement of her own limitations and the limitations of the field as it stands today or 2001 when the diary ends I can t wait for whatever

This book is pretty easy to read There is some geometry but almost no formulas; the reading level is like Scientific American The author is a master of making a complex subject easy to understand with analogies and simple d

I thought this little primer on physics was perfectly delightful I've never seen anyone explain physics in uite this way before but it was absolutely charming The biggest points for me were on the topology of the universe Geometry trumps General Relativity For as we know neither General Relativity or uantum Physics can describe the actual sha

In short Janna Levin explains scientific theory so well that she may have just changed my freakin life I'm kidding Kind of But we'll

My family has a joke that there are three kinds of math Math hard math and math that will make you cry I for one crashed

You might have come across Janna Levin's How the Universe Got Its Spots the same way that I did—by seeing it show up in io

If the title sounds clever and you're not sure why it's a play on Rudyard Kipling's tale of How the Leopard Got Its Spots The answer to that uestion is mentioned in passing in this book there is differentiation in the concentration of chemicals bathing the leopard's skin in utero The universe also has spots which

This was great Specialized but illuminating she explains just what she needs to in order to make her specialty

This is probably one of the most uniue pop sci books I've ever read—Janna Levin a cosmologist who theorizes on the topology and geometry of the universe and who advances the idea that the universe is finite writes of the science behind relativity general and special black holes string theory and much in the format of letters to her mother The content of these letters vacillate seamlessly between rumination

Originally published on my blog here in October 2002It is not generally speaking usual for modern science books to be concerned with

Review from 2011 I have missed reading cosmology Levin does the obligatory catching the reader up to speed that every book on theoretical physics must dutifully accomplish but she doesn't approach her review in the usual linear way which was refreshing So much information here both history of science and new ish as of 2000 2002 dark matter or dark energy not discussed Maybe Levin is not the most elegant writer of scien