Publisher description for The new physics for the twenty-first century / edited by Gordon Fraser.


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Fifteen years on from the highly praised The New Physics, new scientific advances have led to a dramatic reappraisal of our understanding of the world around us, and made a significant impact on our lifestyle. Underpinning all the other branches of science, physics affects the way we live our lives and ultimately how life itself functions. This fully rewritten new edition investigates key frontiers in modern physics. Exploring our universe, from the particles within atoms to the stars making up galaxies, it reveals the vital role invisible mechanisms play in the world around us, and explains new techniques, from nano-engineering and brain research to the latest advances in high-speed data networks and custom-built materials. Written by leading international experts in a lively and accessible style, each of the nineteen self-contained chapters will fascinate scientists of all disciplines, and anyone wanting to know more about the world of physics. - Lively and accessible account of the hottest topics in physics - Written by leading international experts including Nobel prize winners - Builds on the highly successful first edition, with a completely new range of subjects


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Physics -- History -- 20th century.
Physics -- History -- 21st century.
Quantum theory.