Presented in clear and accessible language, Roberts offers the listener a voyage through the stages of human knowledge. He then examines the outstanding mysteries of modern physics, the phenomena that lie outside the borders of our current understanding (dark energy, dark matter, the Big Bang, wave-particle duality, quantum tunneling, state vector reduction, etc.) and suggests that the next step in our intellectual journey is to treat the vacuum of space as a superfluid - modeling it as being composed of interactive quanta, which, in a self-similar way, are composed of subquanta, and so on.
With this proposition, Roberts imbues the vacuum with fractal geometry and opens the door to explaining the outstanding mysteries of physics geometrically. Roberts' model, called quantum space theory, has been praised for how it offers an intuitively accessible picture of 11 dimensions and for powerfully extending the insight of general relativity, eloquently translating the four forces into unique kinds of geometric distortions while offering us access to the underlying deterministic dynamics that give rise to quantum mechanics. That remarkably simple picture explains the mysteries of modern physics in a way that's fully commensurate with Einstein's Intuition. It's a refreshingly unique perspective that generates several testable predictions.
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Einstein's Intuition: Highly Innovative and Superb
Thad Roberts has done an impeccable job of challenging the present "canon" of physics to hopefully inspire a younger generation of physicists to think intuitively about science and mathematics. I have read well over 200 books on physics and this book is the most original and thought-provoking.
The most thought-provoking section of the book is in its attempt to guide the non-physicist on the value associated with rethinking physics from the standpoint of the quantum void. It's always been surprising to me of how little of the focus has been in physics on the quantum void or quantum vacuum. One hopes that the research at CERN will help in elucidating the interplay between the quantum vacuum and the standard model.
- Don Dean
A ringside seat at the cutting edge of science
The audio version pulls you along through this big uncompromising body of work. Even if you don't have a degree in science or fully understand the concepts presented, you get a real sense of what our greatest thinkers are working on. I felt exhilarated this morning when I finished the book. For two months it has been my companion on long commutes, walks with my dog, and quiet nights lying on the couch with my eyes closed, contemplating the nature of reality. You just can't get that from reading the text. Finally, I purchased Einstein's Intuition with my monthly credit which makes it an absolute bargain.
It has the same spirit as Brian Greene's book The Hidden Reality, albeit larger in scope, more straight forward and less sentimental.
Farkasofsky didn't change his delivery much but it sometimes sounded like his voice was computer generated. I though he was a good choice for the reader.
No, it's not anything like a page turner. The journey is more important than the destination.
Einstein's Intuition is chock full of references, citations and a fair amount of footnotes. My favorite quote came from Elbert Hubbard who said" The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."