Latest Lee Smolin Stories

2009-06-04 09:19:34

Lee Smolin, author of the bestselling science book The Trouble with Physics and a founding member and research physicist at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, writes exclusively in the June issue of Physics World explaining why theories of cosmology that suggest that our universe is just one of many - the so-called multiverse - and thus perpetuate the notion that time does not exist are flawed.Smolin explains how theories describing a myriad of possible...

2006-12-20 06:00:00

``The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next'' by Lee Smolin; Houghton Mifflin ($26) ``Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law'' by Peter Woit; Basic Books ($26) ___ I recently completed writing a high school/college-level history of physics in the 20th century. It was a great opportunity to catch up on developments in the field. The biggest surprise turned out to be historical. For the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.