Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean CarrollCaltech physicist and New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you. And everyone else. Really.
Something Deeply Hidden begins with the news that physics is in a crisis. Quantum mechanics underlies all of modern physics but major gaps in the theory have been ignored since 1927. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how contradictory, how impossible it is to understand. Academics discourage students from working on the dead end of quantum foundations. Putting his professional reputation on the line, Carroll says that crisis can now come to an end. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. There are many, many Sean Carrolls. Many of every one of us.
The Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didnt happen. As you read this, you are splitting into multiple copies of yourself thousands of times per second. Step-by-step in Carrolls uniquely lucid way, he sets out the major objections to this utterly mind-blowing notion until his case is inescapably established.
The holy grail of modern physics is reconciling quantum mechanics with Einsteins general relativity—his theory of curved spacetime. Carroll argues that our refusal to face up to the mysteries of quantum mechanics has blinded us, and that spacetime and gravity naturally emerge from a deeper reality called the wave function. No book for a popular audience has attempted to make this radical argument. Were on the threshold of a new way of understanding the cosmos.
Sean Carroll Explains Entropy & Many Worlds Theory
Quantum mechanics is the most important idea in physics, and physicists themselves readily admit that they don't understand it. But rather than treating this situation as an urgent call to action, they have traditionally pretended that the problem isn't there. In Something Deeply Hidde n, Sean Carroll argues that this situation is embarrassing and unnecessary, as we do have a very promising way of understanding quantum reality: the Many-Worlds theory, pioneered by Hugh Everett.
Sean Carroll Thinks We All Exist on Multiple Worlds
Look Inside. Sep 10, Minutes Buy. Sep 10, ISBN Sep 10, Minutes. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly transforms how we think about space and time. Putting his professional reputation on the line with this audacious yet entirely reasonable book, Carroll says that the crisis can now come to an end.
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