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The Science of Encrypted

If you have read "Encrypted" I need not tell you that I am no scientist.  In fact, my only College level course in math or the sciences was dubbed by undergraduates as "Physics for Poets."

However, since my retirement I have developed a lively interest in developments in physics and cosmology and have done a fair bit of reading of offerings by scientists attempting to explain these developments to lay people.  These books discuss things like the nature of time, the origin of the universe(s),  special and general relativity, string theory, quantum mechanics, quantum wave theory and the measurement problem, etc.

If you have an interest in furthering your education in this area, the best  thing I could do for you is to share my reading list.  If you learn nothing else from parsing through these books, you will learn that the universe is a very strange, even magical place.  The Bard had it right--"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

  • Becker, Adam.  What is Real?  Basic Books, 2018.

  • Capra, Fritjof.  The Tao of Physics.  Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1975.

  • Carroll, Sean.  From Eternity to Here:  The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time.  Dutton Adult, 2010.

  • Carroll, Sean.  The Big Picture.  Dutton Hardcover, 2016.

  • Greene, Brian.  The Elegant Universe:  Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory.  W.W. Norton & Company, 1989.

  • Hawking, Stephen.  The Universe in a Nutshell.  Bantam Books, 2001.

  • Hawking, Stephen.  A Brief History of Time.  Bantam Books, 1998.

  • Kaku, Michio.  Physics of the Impossible.  Anchor Books, 2009.  (at page 242 there is a good explanation of the dilemma of Schroedinger's Cat)

  • Musser, George.  Spooky Action at a Distance.  Scientific American, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.

  • Rovelli, Carlo.  The Order of Time.  Riverhead Books, 2018.

  • Rovelli, Carlo.  Reality is Not What it Seems:  The Journey to Quantum Gravity.  Riverhead Books, 2017.

Happy Reading!!

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