Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time—and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything

Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time—and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything

George Musser


A mind-bending voyage to the frontier of recent physics



What is house? It isn't a query that almost all folks typically cease to invite. house is the venue of physics; it's the place issues exist, the place they stream and take form. but over the last few a long time, physicists have chanced on a phenomenon that operates outdoors the confines of house and time. The phenomenon—the skill of 1 particle to impact one other immediately around the vastness of space—appears to be nearly magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't rather get to the bottom of it, describing it as "spooky motion at a distance." yet this unusual prevalence has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, or even the workings of gravity. If area isn't what we proposal it was once, then what's it?
In Spooky motion at a Distance, George Musser units out to respond to that question, supplying a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a party of the scientists who're attempting to comprehend it. Musser courses us on an epic trip of medical discovery into the lives of experimental physicists watching debris appearing in tandem, astronomers studying galaxies that glance statistically exact, and cosmologists hoping to solve the paradoxes surrounding the massive bang. Their conclusions problem our figuring out not just of area and time yet of the origins of the universe—and their insights are spurring profound technological innovation and suggesting a brand new grand unified concept of physics.

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