Where the science of black holes, gravitational waves, and time travel will likely lead us, as reported by spacetime’s most important theoreticians and observers
Our minds tell us that some things in the universe must be true. The new physics tells us that they are not and, in the process, blurs the line between science and science fiction. These essays by those who walk that line, moving ever further out in discovering the patterns of nature, are aimed at readers who share their fascination with the deepest mysteries of the universe.
The basic concepts of the new notion of space and time, those of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, are introduced by theoretical physicist Richard Price and are the unifying theme of the five essays that follow:
“An Introduction to Spacetime Physics” by Richard Price Download and start listening now!
“Chronology Protection” by Stephen Hawking
“Can We Change the Past?” by Igor Novikov
“Speculations about the Future” by Kip S. Thorne
“On the Popularization of Science”by Timothy Ferris
“The Physicist as Novelist” by Alan Lightman