Zen in Modern Cosmology

Zen in Modern Cosmology

2.0 1
by Harry Chi-sing Lam
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 9812771867

ISBN-13: 9789812771865

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

According to Modern Cosmology, our Universe came from a primordial state 13.7 billion years ago, with no matter and very little energy. In other words, it was almost empty. Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence

Overview

According to Modern Cosmology, our Universe came from a primordial state 13.7 billion years ago, with no matter and very little energy. In other words, it was almost empty. Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence behind the assertion of an almost empty primordial universe. Aimed at a general audience, it assumes no prior knowledge of astronomy or physics.The emptiness of the primordial universe is reminiscent of the emptiness in Zen Buddhism. The similarities and differences of these two forms of emptiness are explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812771865
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents


Out of Emptiness     1
Sakyamuni Buddha     7
A Flower and a Smile     17
Hui Neng     21
The Platform Sutra     29
Prologue to Our Universe     33
Does the Universe Have a Beginning     43
Size and Shape of the Universe     51
Scale Factor and Redshift     59
The Constituents of the Universe     63
What is Matter     67
Different Kinds of Energy     83
Heat and Temperature     97
The Noisy Universe     103
A Short History of the Universe     109
Inflation     123
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation     137
Emergence of Matter     159
Syntheses of Chemical Elements     185
Epilogue     199
Endnotes     201
Abbreviations and Mathematical Symbols     223
Important Events after Reheating     227
Index     229

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Zen in Modern Cosmology 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Secondfromwrong More than 1 year ago
Very little on zen and even less on subject of nothingness and how it relates to modern cosmology as the title promised.