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❰Download❯ ✤ A Short History of Nearly Everything Author Bill Bryson – Natus-physiotherapy.co HOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSENO MATTER HOW hard you try you will never be able to grasp just how tiny how spatially unassuming is a proton It is just way too smallA proton is an infinitesimal part of an atoHOW TO BUILD A UNIVERSENO MATTER HOW hard you try you will never be able to grasp just how tiny how spatially unassuming is a proton It is just way too smallA proton is an infinitesimal part of an atom which is itself of course an insubstantial thing Protons are so small that a little dib of ink like the dot on this i can hold something in the region ofof them ratherthan the number of seconds contained in half a million years So protons are exceedingly microscopic to say the very leastNow imagine if you can and of course you can t shrinking one of those protons down to a billionth of its normal size into a space so small that it would make a proton look enormous Now pack into that tiny tiny space about an ounce of matter Excellent You are ready to start a universeI m assuming of course that you wish to build an inflationary universe If you d prefer instead to build aold fashioned standard Big Bang universe you ll need additional materials In fact you will need to gather up everything there is every last mote and particle of matter between here and the edge of creation and sueeze it into a spot so infinitesimally compact that it has no dimensions at all It is known as a singularityIn either case get ready for a really big bang Naturally you will wish to retire to a safe place to observe the spectacle Unfortunately there is nowhere to retire to because outside the singularity there is no where When the universe begins to expand it won t be spreading out to fill a larger emptiness The only space that exists is the space it creates as it goesIt is natural but wrong to visualize the singularity as a kind of pregnant dot hanging in a dark boundless void But there is no space no darkness The singularity has no around around it There is no space for it to occupy no place for it to be We can t even ask how long it has been there whether it has just lately popped into being like a good idea or whether it has been there forever uietly awaiting the right moment Time doesn t exist There is no past for it to emerge fromAnd so from nothing our universe beginsIn a single blinding pulse a moment of glory much too swift and expansive for any form of words the singularity assumes heavenly dimensions space beyond conception In the first lively second a second that many cosmologists will devote careers to shaving into ever finer wafers is produced gravity and the other forces that govern physics In less than a minute the universe is a million billion miles across and growing fast There is a lot of heat now ten billion degrees of it enough to begin the nuclear reactions that create the lighter elements principally hydrogen and helium with a dash about one atom in a hundred million of lithium In three minutes percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced We have a universe It is a place of the most wondrous and gratifying possibility and beautiful too And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwichWhen this moment happened is a matter of some debate Cosmologists have long argued over whether the moment of creation was billion years ago or twice that or something in between The consensus seems to be heading for a figure of about billion years but these things are notoriously difficult to measure as we shall see further on All that can really be said is that at some indeterminate point in the very distant past for reasons unknown there came the moment known to science as t We were on our wayThere is of course a great deal we don t know and much of what we think we know we haven t known or thought we ve known for long Even the notion of the Big Bang is uite a recent one The idea had been kicking around since the s when Georges Lem tre a Belgian priest scholar first tentatively proposed it but it didn t really become an active notion in cosmology until the mid s when two young radio astronomers made an extraordinary and inadvertent discoveryTheir names were Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson Inthey were trying to make use of a large communications antenna owned by Bell Laboratories at Holmdel New Jersey but they were troubled by a persistent background noise a steady steamy hiss that made any experimental work impossible The noise was unrelenting and unfocused It came from every point in the sky day and night through every season For a year the young astronomers did everything they could think of to track down and eliminate the noise They tested every electrical system They rebuilt instruments checked circuits wiggled wires dusted plugs They climbed into the dish and placed duct tape over every seam and rivet They climbed back into the dish with brooms and scrubbing brushes and carefully swept it clean of what they referred to in a later paper as white dielectric material or what is knowncommonly as bird shit Nothing they tried workedUnknown to them just thirty miles away at Princeton University a team of scientists led by Robert Dicke was working on how to find the very thing they were trying so diligently to get rid of The Princeton researchers were pursuing an idea that had been suggested in the s by the Russian born astrophysicist George Gamow that if you looked deep e.

Nough into space you should find some cosmic background radiation left over from the Big Bang Gamow calculated that by the time it crossed the vastness of the cosmos the radiation would reach Earth in the form of microwaves In arecent paper he had even suggested an instrument that might do the job the Bell antenna at Holmdel Unfortunately neither Penzias and Wilson nor any of the Princeton team had read Gamow s paperThe noise that Penzias and Wilson were hearing was of course the noise that Gamow had postulated They had found the edge of the universe or at least the visible part of it billion trillion miles away They were seeing the first photons the most ancient light in the universe though time and distance had converted them to microwaves just as Gamow had predicted In his book The Inflationary Universe Alan Guth provides an analogy that helps to put this finding in perspective If you think of peering into the depths of the universe as like looking down from the hundredth floor of the Empire State Building with the hundredth floor representing now and street level representing the moment of the Big Bangat the time of Wilson and Penzias s discovery the most distant galaxies anyone had ever detected were on about the sixtieth floor and the most distant things uasars were on about the twentieth Penzias and Wilson s finding pushed our acuaintance with the visible universe to within half an inch of the sidewalkStill unaware of what caused the noise Wilson and Penzias phoned Dicke at Princeton and described their problem to him in the hope that he might suggest a solution Dicke realized at once what the two young men had found Well boys we ve just been scooped he told his colleagues as he hung up the phoneSoon afterward the Astrophysical Journal published two articles one by Penzias and Wilson describing their experience with the hiss the other by Dicke s team explaining its nature Although Penzias and Wilson had not been looking for cosmic background radiation didn t know what it was when they had found it and hadn t described or interpreted its character in any paper they received the Nobel Prize in physics The Princeton researchers got only sympathy According to Dennis Overbye in Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos neither Penzias nor Wilson altogether understood the significance of what they had found until they read about it in the New York TimesIncidentally disturbance from cosmic background radiation is something we have all experienced Tune your television to any channel it doesn t receive and about percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang The next time you complain that there is nothing on remember that you can always watch the birth of the universeAlthough everyone calls it the Big Bang many books caution us not to think of it as an explosion in the conventional sense It was rather a vast sudden expansion on a whopping scale So what caused it One notion is that perhaps the singularity was the relic of an earlier collapsed universe that we re just one of an eternal cycle of expanding and collapsing universes like the bladder on an oxygen machine Others attribute the Big Bang to what they call a false vacuum or a scalar field or vacuum energy some uality or thing at any rate that introduced a measure of instability into the nothingness that was It seems impossible that you could get something from nothing but the fact that once there was nothing and now there is a universe is evident proof that you can It may be that our universe is merely part of many larger universes some in different dimensions and that Big Bangs are going on all the time all over the place Or it may be that space and time had some other forms altogether before the Big Bang forms too alien for us to imagine and that the Big Bang represents some sort of transition phase where the universe went from a form we can t understand to one we almost can These are very close to religious uestions Dr Andrei Linde a cosmologist at Stanford told the New York Times in The Big Bang theory isn t about the bang itself but about what happened after the bang Not long after mind you By doing a lot of math and watching carefully what goes on in particle accelerators scientists believe they can look back to seconds after the moment of creation when the universe was still so small that you would have needed a microscope to find it We mustn t swoon over every extraordinary number that comes before us but it is perhaps worth latching on to one from time to time just to be reminded of their ungraspable and amazing breadth Thus isor one million trillion trillion trillionths of a secondMost of what we know or believe we know about the early moments of the universe is thanks to an idea called inflation theory first propounded in by a junior particle physicist then at Stanford now at MIT named Alan Guth He was thirty two years old and by his own admission had never done anything much before He would probably never have had his great theory except that he happened to attend a lecture on the Big Bang given by none other than Robert Dicke The lecture inspired Guth to take an interest in cosmolog.

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short pdf history epub nearly kindle everything epub A Short kindle History of epub Short History of mobile A Short History of Nearly Everything PDF/EPUBNough into space you should find some cosmic background radiation left over from the Big Bang Gamow calculated that by the time it crossed the vastness of the cosmos the radiation would reach Earth in the form of microwaves In arecent paper he had even suggested an instrument that might do the job the Bell antenna at Holmdel Unfortunately neither Penzias and Wilson nor any of the Princeton team had read Gamow s paperThe noise that Penzias and Wilson were hearing was of course the noise that Gamow had postulated They had found the edge of the universe or at least the visible part of it billion trillion miles away They were seeing the first photons the most ancient light in the universe though time and distance had converted them to microwaves just as Gamow had predicted In his book The Inflationary Universe Alan Guth provides an analogy that helps to put this finding in perspective If you think of peering into the depths of the universe as like looking down from the hundredth floor of the Empire State Building with the hundredth floor representing now and street level representing the moment of the Big Bangat the time of Wilson and Penzias s discovery the most distant galaxies anyone had ever detected were on about the sixtieth floor and the most distant things uasars were on about the twentieth Penzias and Wilson s finding pushed our acuaintance with the visible universe to within half an inch of the sidewalkStill unaware of what caused the noise Wilson and Penzias phoned Dicke at Princeton and described their problem to him in the hope that he might suggest a solution Dicke realized at once what the two young men had found Well boys we ve just been scooped he told his colleagues as he hung up the phoneSoon afterward the Astrophysical Journal published two articles one by Penzias and Wilson describing their experience with the hiss the other by Dicke s team explaining its nature Although Penzias and Wilson had not been looking for cosmic background radiation didn t know what it was when they had found it and hadn t described or interpreted its character in any paper they received the Nobel Prize in physics The Princeton researchers got only sympathy According to Dennis Overbye in Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos neither Penzias nor Wilson altogether understood the significance of what they had found until they read about it in the New York TimesIncidentally disturbance from cosmic background radiation is something we have all experienced Tune your television to any channel it doesn t receive and about percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang The next time you complain that there is nothing on remember that you can always watch the birth of the universeAlthough everyone calls it the Big Bang many books caution us not to think of it as an explosion in the conventional sense It was rather a vast sudden expansion on a whopping scale So what caused it One notion is that perhaps the singularity was the relic of an earlier collapsed universe that we re just one of an eternal cycle of expanding and collapsing universes like the bladder on an oxygen machine Others attribute the Big Bang to what they call a false vacuum or a scalar field or vacuum energy some uality or thing at any rate that introduced a measure of instability into the nothingness that was It seems impossible that you could get something from nothing but the fact that once there was nothing and now there is a universe is evident proof that you can It may be that our universe is merely part of many larger universes some in different dimensions and that Big Bangs are going on all the time all over the place Or it may be that space and time had some other forms altogether before the Big Bang forms too alien for us to imagine and that the Big Bang represents some sort of transition phase where the universe went from a form we can t understand to one we almost can These are very close to religious uestions Dr Andrei Linde a cosmologist at Stanford told the New York Times in The Big Bang theory isn t about the bang itself but about what happened after the bang Not long after mind you By doing a lot of math and watching carefully what goes on in particle accelerators scientists believe they can look back to seconds after the moment of creation when the universe was still so small that you would have needed a microscope to find it We mustn t swoon over every extraordinary number that comes before us but it is perhaps worth latching on to one from time to time just to be reminded of their ungraspable and amazing breadth Thus isor one million trillion trillion trillionths of a secondMost of what we know or believe we know about the early moments of the universe is thanks to an idea called inflation theory first propounded in by a junior particle physicist then at Stanford now at MIT named Alan Guth He was thirty two years old and by his own admission had never done anything much before He would probably never have had his great theory except that he happened to attend a lecture on the Big Bang given by none other than Robert Dicke The lecture inspired Guth to take an interest in cosmolog.

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