Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions is the debut non-fiction book by Lisa Randall, published in , about. Warped Passages has ratings and reviews. Manuel said: If you’re into Unfortunately, Lisa Randall’s Warped Passages is no better. Just like Hidden. WARPED PASSAGES Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions. By Lisa Randall. Illustrated. pp. Ecco/ HarperCollins.

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Apparently, this is causing a bit of a crisis in the theoretical physics community https: Archived from the original on 4 July I highly recommend this book as well as watching pasaages lectures online. Best description of alternate physics dimensions.

Her coverage of the Standard Model, Symmetry, Supersymmetry, Strings, Branes and dimensionality are probably the best that I have ever read for non-physicists. Unfortunately there’s no way of discussing these subjects properly without shoehorning in all the psssages spadework that needs to be covered for anything else to make sense.

Since I was unfamiliar with her or any prior books one was mentioned in the write upI did some cursory digging and found that she had written her first book in the mids.

Feb 11, Ollie rated it did not like it. Dec 17, Jim Good rated it really liked it Shelves: In this regard, she is most known for two papers: And Randall tries, she really does, by making the subject a little bit more lighthearted, peppering her chapters with stories, examples, an passages non-fiction story involving Athena and Ike who cares? She was the 1st tenured woman in physics at Princeton; the 1st tenured woman theorist in science at Harvard and at MIT.

This book’s composition is excellent and its content is very easy to follow: But if ideas are a vector we need to know where it’s starting from, and Prof. This symmetry is known to work for all physical processes except those involving the weak nuclear force.


Also much discussion of branes which can trap particles to make them appear as less dimensions than there really are. As with all popular science books it’s hobbled by the requirement to translate purely mathematical concepts into semi-intuitive ideas. Taking ideas of higher dimensions and branes borrowed from string theory, Prof. Randall is currently a professor at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusettsfocusing on particle physics and cosmology.

So, why am I so positive about this book? The section on CP symmetry and CPT symmetry is so bad that I did not recognise these concepts for what they were until several chapters later.

As it was published some years before the opening of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, there is a certain sense of wheel spinning as the theory waits for experimental verification.

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions

Some of the interesting ideas I got from this book: I love the intrigue but find the language a little difficult to rapidly read about one of my favorite subjects; however, Ms. The theories were interesting, but getting to them randsll the hardest part. Very, very often the same information is repeated several times, seemingly building to some greater point, only for the chapter to end with a bullet point summary of those same, repeated points. What it really needs is a second edition, perhaps in a couple of years when we have results from the LHC at 13TeV.

The book is very well written and easy to understand; the author has explained the relevant physical concepts in a simple and lucid manner; highly recommended.

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If you love particle physics you’ll probably love this book. Although I have not read any other reviews, I did notice that “Warped Passages” has an overall ranking that is lower than I expected. There’s also the interesting concept that the number of “dimensions” is really just the number of quantities you need to specify to uniquely locate something.


The author predicts randzll if extra dimensions exist, particles could be separated to prevent unwanted interactions, and that gravity could be concentrated somewhere in an extra dimension. In actual fact, any work of popular science, particularly in the field of physics, is going to be condescending in places by necessity; the state of modern physics is so far removed from the physics education the modal layperson will have received my own high school physics education got to Newton and stopped, and passzges that requires basic calculus I’m told that’s more than most people get that any book written for the general public has to start pretty much from zero or risk liaa its readers at least some of the time.

The section on the Pauli Principle is riddled with errors and omissions that should emb I reviewed this once before and a tecnical snafu ate it when I tried to up load it I enjoyed this book enough to have recently passags “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” her newest tome.

Paperbackpages. Her background research for the book, on the theories and experiments of extra dimensions and warped geometries, was published in the peer-reviewed Science magazine in Jun 10, B.