The Physics of Star Trek

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Review The Physics of Star Trek is a fun readable little book by an eminent physicist that boldly goes where few serious scientists have ever gone before.--Tampa TribuneA fascinating way to learn more about physics.--St. Petersburg TimesEven those who have never watched an episode of Star Trek will be entertained and enlightened by theoretical physicist Krausss adventurous investigation of interstellar flight time travel teleportation of objects and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.--Publishers WeeklyOne of the years best gifts for a science-fiction fan.--Cleveland Plain DealerThe essential tubeside companion for the fans of the venerable Star Trek series.--Washington PostThis book is fun...Krauss is always enlightening.--New York Times Book ReviewWhat makes Krausss book a winner is that it provides a pulpit for a thoughtful sermon on the possibilities locked in a universe that might or might not include a planet called Vulcan and a language called Klingon but that certainly could - in theory - deliver an antigravitational force called vacuum energy.--The Guardian About the Author Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. He is the only physicist to have received the top awards by the American Physical Society the American Institute of Physics and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He lives in Cleveland Ohio. How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe? What warps when youre traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered could this really happen? will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and incidentally the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking from Einstein to Feynman from Kirk to Picard Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.