Lorentzian Wormholes. From Einstein to Hawking. Authors: Visser, Matt. Buy this book. Softcover £ price for United Kingdom (gross). Buy Softcover. Lorentzian Wormholes has 6 ratings and 0 reviews. From H.G. Wells to Star Trek, audiences have been captivated by the notions of time travel. Lorentzian wormholes: from Einstein to Hawking. Front Cover. Matt Visser. AIP Press, American Bibliographic information. QR code for Lorentzian wormholes .

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Now, with this fascinating book, readers can explore in depth the science behind the science fiction. Based on the “quantum claustrophobia” effect arising from the tendency of a particle to avoid small regions i. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Lorentzian Wormholes: From Einstein to Hawking

These wormholes are shown to violate the weak, strong, and dominant energy conditions, implying the existence yawking negative energy density near the throat of the wormhole. This is an unusual monograph, to say the least. One person found this helpful. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The author–happily–injects some humor and his own “opinions” into the exposition. Visser shows that by pushing established physical theories to their limits, it porentzian possible to deduce the physical properties of such exotica as wormholes and time travel.

A valuable asset will be understanding inequalities. Dave Bacon added it May 10, And, before assailing any of this material, understand the formalism of “WKB-approximation. Michael marked it as to-read Aug 10, But science fiction is not the only realm where these concepts thrive. Stefano rated it really liked it Feb 05, There was a problem filtering reviews wormgoles now.


Ronaldo Vieira Lobato added it Jun 14, The author gives one example of wormoles, but this idea has far-reaching consequences: Physicists, students of general relativity, cosmology, quantum physics, or any interested reader with a background in physics wil find this a provocative introduction to an exciting and active topic of ongoing research.

Giovanni Orlando marked it as to-read Feb 20, The author is convincing in his efforts, via his thorough analysis of causality conditions in spacetime, and the explicit constructions of simple time machines, which in the author’s words are a consequence of general relativity being “infested” with geometries that produce them. Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems.

Drawing on pivotal work by Einstein, Wheeler, Morris, Thorne, Hawking, and others, Matt Visser charts the development and current state of Lorentzian wormhole physics.

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The physical framework he uses is derived from one of the major research frontiers of modern theoretical physics: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a rather unusual monograph. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Fareeda marked it as to-read Apr 19, Wells to Star Trek, audiences have been captivated by the notions of time travel, time warps, space warps, and wornholes.

Adam Getchell rated it really liked it Aug 30, Barry added it Jul 25, Froj calculation of van Vleck determinants, familiar as Green function techniques, are done also. An active group of general relativists and quantum field theorists has produced a considerable body of serious thought admittedly speculative mathematical and physical analyses of the wormhole system.

The author lists the things that be done with quantized linearized gravity and gives references for research that counters the idea of spacetime foam. Let us read what Korentzian Visser has to say: Books by Matt Visser.

See all 4 reviews. After a brief overview of general relativity and quantum field theory, the author devotes the first part of the book to the history of wormhole physics.