Light Falls (Read) by Brian Greene


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  • Light Falls
  • Brian Greene
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  • 14 November 2019
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10 thoughts on “Light Falls

  1. says:

    Awesome A perfect introduction to Einstein for those who are curious but are not scientists Brian Greene is a pleasure to listen to as always I would recommend it to one and all

  2. says:

    This work is available only in audio format so it's of a performance than a book It provides a uick and easy description of the thought process followed by Einstein in development of the theory of special relativity and then later the theory of general relativity It's only two and a half hours long so it only reuires a modest inv

  3. says:

    What an excellent little book Perfect for audio listening It’s the story of Einstein’s great insight which led to the discovery of special and general relativity What an amazing thought process and discovery Life is a reality to

  4. says:

    Very entertaining and a good program to listen to A nice bit of history into Einstein and his impact into science This is a nice introduction

  5. says:

    This is a very short narrative chock full of interesting uotes from Albert Einstein and his contemporaries about his rise and fall as it were It doesn't go into too much detail about the physics but there are enough explanations to h

  6. says:

    Brian Greene plus a cast of excellent voices reading the words of Einstein and his family friends admirers and challengers gives us a wonderful look at Einstein's work as well as his worldview and professional wor

  7. says:

    Basically a synopsis of Einstein's major theories There wasn't much here that I have not read before but never have I heard it put forth in such an entertaining way Highly recommended and it's also very short so easy for anyone to digest

  8. says:

    Story 45Narration 40The story of Einstein simplified Recommended yes

  9. says:

    I listened to this on a car trip with my SigO recently who is a physicist I am not anything even close to a physicist so the fact that we both enjoyed it says a lot for the bookGreene has a way of making Einstein's theories understandable He tells the story in an interesting way I felt like I got it though of course I didn'tbut it made me fe

  10. says:

    I love Brian Greene his Hidden Reality book is one of the best physics books I have read this one was trying to be too many things and not really accomplishing any First from my not humble personal opinion Light Falls was less in depth than I wanted I have read enough that I like a bit math in physics in my physics book so I wasn't really satisfiedI listened to this as well and it was over produced and came off like a physics bo

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Light Falls

Best selling author superstar physicist and cofounder of the World Science Festival Brian Greene The Elegant Universe The Fabric of the Cosmos and an ensemble cast led by award winning actor Paul Rudd Ant Man perform thi. What an excellent little book Perfect for audio listening It s the story of Einstein s great insight which led to the discovery of special and general relativity What an amazing thought process and discovery Life is a reality to be experienced and discovered Einstein gave us some beautiful truths to wrestle with

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S dramatic story tracing Albert Einstein's discovery of the general theory of relativity Featuring an original score by composer Jeff Beal House of Cards Pollock Einstein’s electrifying journey toward his greatest achi. This is a very short narrative chock full of interesting uotes from Albert Einstein and his contemporaries about his rise and fall as it were It doesn t go into too much detail about the physics but there are enough explanations to help anyone follow along and instead traces a tragic narrative arc of a brilliant young man who split open the universe in an unparalleled at least since Newton act of scientific genius but who never after that recovered the heights he had once trod Instead he stumbled first with the adoption of the cosmological constant and then with his failure as told in this book to adopt the new mathematical tools and theories of uantum mechanicsI m not sure I really believe this narrative In Spooky Action at a Distance George Musser made a convincing argument to me that the historical reading of the Einstein Bohr war is all wrong He wrote thatBohr s victory had much to do with social factors Whereas Einstein was by his own admission a loner Bohr was a father figure who inspired intense loyalty He and his acolytes wrote nearly all of the early accounts of the debates They naturally stressed Bohr s contributions and played down Einstein sHe also wrote that Only in the past two decades have historians such as Arthur Fine dug through correspondence from the period showed the daring of Einstein s thinking and restored his good name That book Spooky Action at a Distance is mostly about nonlocality and it shows that Einstein s concerns were valid Instead of an irrelevant old dinosaur with the misfortune to live to see his own obsolescence which is very much the dominant narrative and certainly the narrative in Light Falls Musser makes the case that EinsteinBohr debate was actually just an avatar of a perpetual conflict between magic and mechanism with Bohr playing the magical role and Einstein the mechanical As Musser writesMagical ideas sound dreamy to modern scientists but frankly so do many of the models put forward by mechanists such as Democritus and Descartes In both cases what was important in the long term was the general mental framework Mechanical models emphasize nature s transparency magical ones its mystery Mechanical models are reductionist magical ones holistic Historically Western culture has seesawed back and forth between these complementary points of view The magical perspective enchants people with the thrill of the forbidden loses its appeal as people start to wonder what they ve been smoking regains it as rationalists get cocky and claim they can purge the world of mystery and so it continues even today This cycle has been a driving force in scientific revolutions and some historians see traces of it in the Bohn Einstein debates with Einstein arguing for the rational comprehensibility of the universe and Bohr for its ultimate incomprehensibilitySo in the end I was happy to listen to this little book I also enjoy having some of the basic thought experiments of relativity explained to me again because they are slippery and always fall out of my brain And this I should not this book had the best explanation for what we mean by warped spacetime that I ve ever read But mostly I just liked the juicy verbatim uotes For a serious interpretation of Einstein s life and work I m going to stick with less dramatic and technical works The Conductor young man who split open the universe in an unparalleled at least since Newton act of scientific genius but who never after that recovered the heights he had once trod Instead he stumbled first with the adoption of the cosmological constant and then with his failure as told in this book to adopt the new mathematical tools and theories of uantum mechanicsI m not sure I really believe this narrative In Spooky Action at a Distance George Musser made a convincing argument to me that the historical reading of the Einstein Bohr war is all wrong He wrote thatBohr s victory had much to do with social factors Whereas Einstein was by his own admission a loner Bohr was a father figure who inspired intense loyalty He and his acolytes wrote nearly all of the early accounts of the debates They naturally stressed Bohr s contributions and played down Einstein sHe also wrote that Only in the past two decades have historians such as Arthur Fine dug through correspondence from the period showed the daring of Einstein s thinking and restored his good name That book Spooky Action at a Distance is mostly about nonlocality and it shows that Einstein s concerns were valid Instead of an irrelevant old dinosaur with the misfortune to live to see his own obsolescence which is very much the dominant narrative and certainly the narrative in Light Falls Musser makes the case that EinsteinBohr debate was actually just an avatar of a perpetual conflict between magic and mechanism with Bohr playing the magical role and Einstein the mechanical As Musser writesMagical ideas sound dreamy to modern scientists but frankly so do many of the models put forward by mechanists such as Democritus and Descartes In both cases what was important in the long term was the general mental framework Mechanical models emphasize nature s transparency magical ones its mystery Mechanical models are reductionist magical ones holistic Historically Western culture has seesawed back and forth between these complementary points of view The magical perspective enchants people with the thrill of the forbidden loses its appeal as people start to wonder what they ve been smoking regains it as rationalists get cocky and claim they can purge the world of mystery and so it continues even today This cycle has been a driving force in scientific revolutions and some historians see traces of it in the Bohn Einstein debates with Einstein arguing for the rational comprehensibility of the universe and Bohr for its ultimate incomprehensibilitySo in the end I was happy to listen to this little book I also enjoy having some of the basic thought experiments of relativity explained to me again because they are slippery and always fall out of my brain And this I should not this book had the best explanation for what we mean by warped spacetime that I ve ever read But mostly I just liked the juicy verbatim uotes For a serious interpretation of Einstein s life and work I m going to stick with less dramatic and technical works

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Evement is brought vividly to lifeThe theatrical version of Light Falls was first performed at the World Science Festival in New York CityFull list of narrators includes Graeme Malcolm©2015 Brian Greene P2016 Audible In. Basically a synopsis of Einstein s major theories There wasn t much here that I have not read before but never have I heard it put forth in such an entertaining way Highly recommended and it s also very short so easy for anyone to digest


About the Author: Brian Greene

Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist and one of the best known string theorists He has been a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University since 1996 He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public and a related PBS television special