Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing

Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing

by James Owen Weatherall


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Why "nothing" may hold the key to the next era of theoretical physics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300230734
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Foundational Questions in Science
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 777,915
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Owen Weatherall is professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine. He lives in Irvine, CA.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Much Ado about Nothing 3

1 The Plenum and the Void 13

2 Waves of Space Itself 45

3 The Nothing Nothings 85

Epilogue: Why Nothing Really Matters: Quantum Gravity and Beyond 123

Acknowledgments 137

Notes 139

Bibliography 165

Index 189

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