Brian Cox

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Planéty


Andrew Cohen a profesor Brian Cox vezmú čitateľa na cestu za poznaním, počnúc ohnivým srdcom našej slnečnej sústavy až po jej vzdialené záhadné končiny. Spomenú najnovšie objavy, ktoré rozšírili naše vedomosti o planétach a ich mesiacoch, a to všetko dopĺňajú ohromujúce fotografické zábery NASA. Merkúr – obeť, ktorej čoraz intenzívnejšia slnečná energia vzala život, Venuša – kedysi sa o nej predpokladalo, že je obývateľná a úrodná, dnes vieme, že je uväznená v žeravej toxickej atmosfére, Mars – červená planéta odsúdená na stratu vlastnej atmosféry, Jupiter – dvakrát väčší ako ostatné planéty, ale nepodstatný, Saturn – ohromujúca nebeská krása, klenot našej slnečnej sústavy, Urán – prvý ľadový obor, Neptún – tmavý, studený, bičovaný vetrami vanúcimi nadzvukovou rýchlosťou, Pluto – trpasličia planéta, skôr zmrznutá skala.
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E = mc2 (De miért olyan nagy ügy ez?)


"Szerzők sokasága vállalkozott már arra, hogy megpróbálja elmagyarázni [az egyenlet] keletkezését, legalábbis változó sikerrel. Brian Foxnál és Jeff Forshawnál alkalmasabb szerzőpárost keresve sem lehetett volna találni erre a feladatra Magas színvonalon válaszolják meg a könyv címében föltett kérdést, és elkalauzolják az olvasót a 21. századi fizika frontvonalaihoz." - (BBC Focus Magazine). - Brian Cox és Jeff Forshaw a Manchesteri Egyetemen tanítanak részecskefizikát, népszerű tudományos műsorok állandó vendégei. Könyvük afféle intellektuális kalandregény, amelyben arra vállalkoztak, hogy világos nyelven, az átlagember számára is érthetően bebizonyítsák, hogy Einstein speciális relativitáselmélete nem valamiféle misztérium, amelyet csak a tudomány fölkentjei érhetnek föl ésszel, hanem olyan mély gondolati rendszer része, amely folyamatosan alakítja az életünket. Bevezetik az olvasót a modern tudomány világába, bemutatják Einstein fölfedezésének történeti hátterét, és sok mindenről szót ejtenek, kezdve a téridő matematikai szerkezetétől az atombombáig, az asztrofizikától a Nagy Hadronütköztetőn át az anyag eredetéig. Az egyszerű dolgok alapos és részletes ismertetése mellett a tudomány szerelmeseinek is kínálnak csemegét. Sokszínű és kifejezetten olvasmányos, nagyobb részében matematikamentes barangolás a világ leghíresebb egyenlete körül.
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Proč platí E=mc2


Všichni tuto rovnici někdy viděli. Všichni znají i jejího autora. Málokdo však ví, co znamená. A ještě méně lidí chápe, jak k ní od základních fyzikálních principů dojít. Cílem této knihy je rozšířit právě tuto poslední skupinu. Text nás provází od základů klasické mechaniky a intuitivních fyzikálních a geometrických pojmů, přes teorii elektromagnetického pole, speciální a obecnou relativitu, až po standardní model částicové fyziky. Abychom pochopili obsah ústřední rovnice, musíme totiž porozumět významu jednotlivých výrazů, které v ní vystupují. Musíme vědět, co je energie, co je hmotnost a kde se bere a proč je c zrovna rychlostí světla. To vše nám kniha přístupnou formou přiblíží, současně se však autoři nezaleknou ani matematických rovnic. Zároveň ukazují čtenářům, jak se fyzikové dívají na svět. Z celé knihy je cítit radost a potěšení, které autoři zažívají při uvažování o tom, jak vlastně svět ve skutečnosti funguje; poznat je i to, že jde o zkušené vysokoškolské pedagogy, aktivní vědce a mimořádně úspěšné popularizátory v tomto oboru.
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A kvantum világegyetem


A világ, amelyben élünk sokkal különösebb annál, mint ahogy azt el tudnánk képzelni. Megértéséhez a mai napig a kvantumfizika segítségével jutottunk a legközelebb. De mi is az a kvantumfizika? És pontosan hogyan segíthet minket a Világegyetem megértésében? Ebben a könyvben Brian Cox és Jeff Forshaw közérthető módon bemutatják a kozmoszt felépítő atomok és energia bizarr, csodálatos és ámulatba ejtő viselkedése mögött rejlő valódi tudományt, továbbá feltárják azt is, hogyan történik meg minden, ami megtörténhet.
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Kvantový vesmír


Autoři knihy Proč platí E = mc2 přicházejí s exkurzí do další oblasti moderní fyziky – do fyziky kvantové. Text postupuje historicky a připomíná nejprve klasické Newtonovy zákony. Potom se už dostáváme k radioaktivitě a otázce, co to vlastně je částice. Autoři kladou důraz na dvouštěrbinový experiment a zavedení pojmu vlnění. Komplexní vlnovou funkci a sčítání vln vysvětlují pomocí analogie s ručičkovými hodinkami nacházejícími se v každém bodě prostoru. Dostáváme tak mimo jiné i slavný Heisenbergův princip neurčitosti. Díky Pauliho vylučovacímu principu zase pochopíme stavbu atomů a princip polovodičů, a tedy i tranzistory jako základ dnešních počítačů. V závěru knihy se podíváme na standardní model částicové fyziky a skončíme Higgsovým bosonem a původem hmotnosti částic. Jako krásný příklad aplikace kvantové teorie a speciální relativity se v poslední kapitole dozvíme, co se děje, když umírá hvězda, a co po ní zůstane.
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Human Universe


Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity. Clumps of atoms in a universe with more galaxies than people. And yet a human being is necessary for the question itself to exist, and the presence of a question in the universe - any question - is the most wonderful thing. Questions require minds, and minds bring meaning. What is meaning? I don't know, except that the universe and every pointless speck inside it means something to me. I am astonished by the existence of a single atom, and find my civilisation to be an outrageous imprint on reality. I don't understand it. Nobody does, but it makes me smile. This book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe. We have no right to expect answers; we have no right to even ask. But ask and wonder we do. Human Universe is first and foremost a love letter to humanity; a celebration of our outrageous fortune in existing at all. I have chosen to write my letter in the language of science, because there is no better demonstration of our magnificent ascent from dust to paragon of animals than the exponentiation of knowledge generated by science. Two million years ago we were apemen. Now we are spacemen. That has happened, as far as we know, nowhere else. That is worth celebrating.
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Universal - A Guide to the Cosmos


An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the top ten bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe. We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Over the centuries, the human urge to discover has unlocked an incredible amount of knowledge. What it reveals to us is breathtaking. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration and, in doing so, reveals how we can all understand some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, Solar System and the star-filled galaxies beyond. Some of these questions - How big is our solar system? How fast is space expanding? - can be answered from your back garden; the answers to others - How big is the Universe? What is it made of? - draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe. At the heart of all these questions - from the earliest attempts to quantify gravity, to our efforts to understand what dark matter is and what really happened at the birth of our universe - is the scientific process. Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our Universe; and, by understanding the groundbreaking work of others, reaches out into the unknown. What's more, as Universal shows us, if we dare to imagine, we can all do it.
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The Quantum Universe


From the bestselling authors of Why does E=mc2? comes The Quantum Universe, in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, and Jeff Forshaw go on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen.
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Forces of Nature


Sunday Times Bestseller A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. How did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds? Forces of Nature takes you from the mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the manatees off the coast of Florida and the northern lights of the Arctic, in search of the fundamental laws that govern our world. These universal laws shape everything, from the structure of snowflakes to the elegant spirals of the galaxies. By seeking to understand the everyday world - the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home - we can step beyond the everyday and approach the Universe beyond. Think you know our planet? Think again.
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Universal


'Inspirational' Buzz AldrinWhen exactly did life begin? What really happened during the big bang - and before it? Is the universe expanding? Is dark matter real? Do we live in one of many worlds? What's more, how can we prove any of this?This book is all about how we - any of us - can gain an understanding of the Universe in all its awe-inspiring glory. Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw take us on an epic journey of scientific exploration, revealing how the biggest questions - from the size of the earth to the distance to the stars - are answerable from our own back gardens. You don't need a Large Hadron Collider or a Hubble Space Telescope to explore the cosmos. You just need this book.
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The Planets


`Absolutely beautiful' BBC One Show `Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series. The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun's expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock. Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.
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The Planets


'So staggering you go "whoa!" every few seconds' Guardian 'Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series. The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun's expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock. Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be.
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Wonders of the Solar System


Taking readers on a breathtaking visual and scientific adventure, renowned physicist Brian Cox reveals the Solar System as you have never seen it before: from Saturn's moons, where giant ice fountains spout into space and oceans are made of liquid methane, to Jupiter, where storms rage that are twice the size of Earth and giant super-volcanoes dominate its tortured moon of Io. Professor Cox takes you on a journey of discovery where alien worlds become places you can see and explore. He introduces you to the planets and moons beyond our world, finding the biggest and most bizarre and powerful natural phenomena. He visits some of the most spectacular and extreme locations here on Earth to unveil what our planet can reveal about the wonders of the Solar System. Employing his trademark authoritative yet down-to-earth approach, Brian explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons with new discoveries about the planets, their moons, and how they came to be the way they are. Includes 500 diagrams and full-color photographs
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The Universe


Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Diamond planets, zombie stars, black holes heavier than a billion Suns. The cast of characters is extraordinary, and each one has its own incredible story to tell. We once thought of our Earth as unique, but we have now discovered thousands of alien planets, and that's barely a fraction of the worlds that are out there. And there are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand on every planet in the Solar System. But amid all this vastness, the Milky Way Galaxy, our Sun and the Earth are home to the only known life in the Universe - at least for now. With a foreword from Professor Brian Cox, and access to all the latest stunning NASA photography, Andrew Cohen takes readers on a voyage of discovery, via the probes and telescopes exploring the outer reaches of our galaxy, revealing how it was formed and how it will inevitably be destroyed by the enigmatic black hole at its heart. And beyond our galaxy, the expanding Universe, which holds clues to the biggest mystery of all - how did it all begin? We now know more about those first moments of existence than we ever thought possible, and hidden in this story of how it all began are the clues to the fate of the Universe itself and everything in it.
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