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In Search of a Theory of Everything takes readers on an adventurous journey through space and time on a quest for a unified theory of everything by means of a rare and agile interplay between the natural philosophies of influential ancient Greek thinkers and the laws of modern physics. By narrating a history and a philosophy of science, theoretical physicist Demetris Nicolaides logically connects great feats of critical mind and unbridled human imagination in their ambitious quest for the theory that will ultimately explain all the phenomena of nature via a single immutable overarching law. This comparative study of the universe tells the story of physics through philosophy, of the current via the forgotten, in a balanced way. Nicolaides begins each chapter with a relatively easier analysis of nature-one conceived by a major natural philosopher of antiquity-easing readers gradually into the more complex views of modern physics, by intertwining finely the two, the ancient with the new. Those philosophers' rigorous scientific inquiry of the universe includes ideas that resonate with aspects of modern science, puzzles about nature that still baffle, and clever philosophical arguments that are used today to reassess competing principles of modern physics and speculate about open physics problems. In Search of a Theory of Everything is a new kind of sight, a philosophical insight of modern physics that has long been left unexamined.
|Publication date:||6th August 2020|
|Author:||Demetris (Professor of Physics, Professor of Physics, Bloomfield College) Nicolaides|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press Inc|
|Categories:||Astronomy, space & time, History of science, Philosophy of science,|
Demetris Nicolaides is an award-winning professor of physics at Bloomfield College. He has authored two books, many scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented his research at conferences nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Physical Society, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the International Association for Presocratic Studies.More About Demetris (Professor of Physics, Professor of Physics, Bloomfield College) Nicolaides