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Lo grande, lo pequeño y la mente humana

Lo grande, lo pequeño y la mente humana( )
Author: Penrose, Roger
Publication Date:May 1999
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.95
Book Description:

The latest book from one of the most original and provocative minds in contemporary science.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Science / Physics / General
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Science / Physics / Quantum Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.792 x 21.59 x 1.194 cm
Book Weight:0.3 Kilograms
Author Biography
Penrose, Roger (Author)
Born in England, the son of a geneticist, Roger Penrose received a Ph.D. in 1957 from Cambridge University. Penrose then became a professor of applied mathematics at Birkbeck College in 1966 and a Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University in 1973.

Penrose, a mathematician and theoretical physicist, has done much to elucidate the fundamental properties of black holes. With Stephen Hawking, Penrose proved a theorem of Albert Einstein's general relativity, asserting that at the center of a black hole there must evolve a "space-time singularity" of zero volume and infinite density, in which the current laws of physics do not apply. He also proposed the hypothesis of "cosmic censorship," which claims that such singularities must possess an event horizon.

In 1969 Penrose described a process for the extraction of energy from a black hole, as well as how rotational energy of the black hole is transferred to a particle outside the hole. In addition, Penrose has done much to develop the mathematics needed to unite general relativity, which deals with the gravitational interactions of matter, and quantum mechanics, which describes all other interactions.


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