The second kind of impossible : the extraordinary quest for a new form of matter / Paul J. Steinhardt.

By: Steinhardt, Paul J [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476729923; 1476729921; 9781476729930; 147672993XSubject(s): Solid state physics | Physicists -- Diaries | Interstellar matter | MatterDDC classification: 530.4/1 LOC classification: QC176 | .S76 2019
Contents:
Impossible! -- The Penrose puzzle -- Finding the loophole -- A tale of two laboratories -- Something exciting to show you -- Perfectly impossible -- Did nature beat us? -- Luca -- Quasi-happy new year -- When you say impossible -- Blue team vs. red team -- A capricious if not overtly malicious God -- The secret secret diary -- Valery Kryachko -- Something rare surrounding something impossible -- Icosahedrite -- Lost -- Found -- Ninety-nine percent -- Beating the odds -- L'uomo dei miracoli -- Nature's secret.
Summary: "One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick's Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Library
53x (Browse shelf) Available AT-ISTA#001737
Book Book Library
53x (Browse shelf) Checked out 30/04/2021 AT-ISTA#001684
Total holds: 0

Includes index.

Impossible! -- The Penrose puzzle -- Finding the loophole -- A tale of two laboratories -- Something exciting to show you -- Perfectly impossible -- Did nature beat us? -- Luca -- Quasi-happy new year -- When you say impossible -- Blue team vs. red team -- A capricious if not overtly malicious God -- The secret secret diary -- Valery Kryachko -- Something rare surrounding something impossible -- Icosahedrite -- Lost -- Found -- Ninety-nine percent -- Beating the odds -- L'uomo dei miracoli -- Nature's secret.

"One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick's Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure"-- Provided by publisher.

There are no comments for this item.

to post a comment.

Powered by Koha