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Davies, P. C. W.

Works: 381 works in 1,756 publications in 12 languages and 40,411 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Creator, Other
Classifications: QC173.59.S65, 530
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by P. C. W Davies
The cosmic blueprint : new discoveries in nature's creative ability to order the universe by P. C. W Davies( )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om de nyeste forskningsresultater inden for en række naturvidenskabelige discipliner og den betydning, de får for det fysiske verdensbillede
God and the new physics by P. C. W Davies( Book )

51 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the discoveries of twentieth-century physics--relativity and the quantum theory--demand a radical reformulation of the fundamentals of reality and a way of thinking, that is closer to mysticism than materialism
The New physics by P. C. W Davies( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles by leading scientists on developments in all fields of modern physics. Aimed at scientists and non-scientists alike
The mind of God : the scientific basis for a rational world by P. C. W Davies( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of whether modern science can provide the key that will unlock all the secrets of existence
About time : Einstein's unfinished revolution by P. C. W Davies( Book )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the consequences of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mystery of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe
The last three minutes : conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe by P. C. W Davies( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Three Minutes, by world-renowned physicist and author Paul Davies, is a wonderful, fun book - morbid to the core! - that combines the latest and most scientifically sound thinking about the ultimate fate of the universe with vivid scenarios of how it will feel to those of us still around when the end comes. Look, if you will, past that last day of sunlight into perpetual night. Experience the onset of stardoom - when the nuclear energy of burning stars is finally exhausted. Journey through those eons of time when black holes are the last major source of energy, devouring the scattered remnants of burnt-out galaxies. And then, perhaps, the big crunch - the last three minutes, when the temperature of the cosmos becomes so great that even atomic nuclei must disintegrate, when larger and larger regions of space are compressed into smaller and smaller volumes, when, as Davies writes, "the handiwork of the big bang, and of generations of stars in creating heavy chemical elements, is undone in less time than it takes you to read this sentence." Will this be the stage on which cosmic life plays out its final act? Or is the universe destined to end very differently and in the much less distant future, overwhelmed by a sudden and unexpected cosmic catastrophe? Indeed, will the universe end at all? If it endures forever, will humanity or our descendants, robots or flesh, find a way to survive through eternal night?
Quantum aspects of life by World Scientific( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging. The acronym BINS, for Bio-Info-Nano-Systems, has been coined to describe the synergetic interface of these several disciplines. The living cell is an information replicating and processing system that is replete with naturally-evolved nanomechanics, which at some level require a quantum mechanical description. As quantum engineering and nanotechnology meet, increasing use will be made of biological structures, or hybrids of biological and fabricated systems, for producing novel devices for information storage and processing, and other tasks. An understanding of these systems at a quantum mechanical level will be indispensable."--Back cover
The fifth miracle : the search for the origin and meaning of life by P. C. W Davies( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains our current knowledge about life's origins, focusing on recently discovered "superbugs" which may have arrived here on asteroids, and arguing that life grew from primitive information-processing systems
The forces of nature by P. C. W Davies( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the first edition of the book appeared in 1979 major developments have occurred, with the discovery of yet more particles and the emergence of novel theoretical ideas. Most exciting is the recent progress towards a unified description of the forces of nature, which received a major boost when the so-called W and Z particles were found in 1983. Other promising advances include the study of grand unified theories (GUTs) with their predictions of magnetic monopoles and proton decay, and their sweeping implications for our understanding of the very early stages of the universe."--Page 4 de la couverture
Superforce : the search for a grand unified theory of nature by P. C. W Davies( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost in the atom : a discussion of the mysteries of quantum physics by P. C. W Davies( Book )

59 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum physics, born in the first quarter of this century, dominates modern physical science, yet this supremely successful theory is built on foundations that appear to defy common sense. The interpretation of the quantum theory, and the attempted resolution of its paradoxes, remain highly controversial. There has been a resurgence of interest in these fundamental issues, stimulated by the outcome of a key experiment in 1982 which seemed to contradict once and for all Einstein's belief that God does not play dice with the universe
Are we alone? : philosophical implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life by P. C. W Davies( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers what the discovery of extraterrestrial life would mean for science, religion, and beliefs about mankind
Comment construire une machine à explorer le temps? by P. C. W Davies( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""SOMMAIRE""; ""BREF HISTORIQUE DU VOYAGE DANS LE TEMPS""; ""AVANT-PROPOS""; ""CHAPITRE I : COMMENT VISITER LE FUTUR""; ""Temps et mouvement""; ""Comment utiliser la gravitation pour voyager vers le futur?""; ""Est-ce vraiment le temps qui ralentit?""; ""E=MC2: La cél�bre équation d'einstein""; ""Le futur est ailleurs""; ""CHAPITRE II: COMMENT VISITER LE PASSE""; ""Comment voyager plus vite que la lumi�re?""; ""Comment fabriquer un trou noir?""; ""Trous de ver et espace courbe""; ""Espace-temps courbe""; ""Trous de ver : portails vers un autre univers?""
The eerie silence : renewing our search for alien intelligence by P. C. W Davies( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this mind-expanding book, Paul Davies, astrobiologist and chairman of the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does
Information and the nature of reality : from physics to metaphysics by P. C. W Davies( )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance. In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers, and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with a historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and the philosophical, theological, and ethical implications"--Summary preceding title page
The matter myth : dramatic discoveries that challenge our understanding of physical reality by P. C. W Davies( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sweeping survey, acclaimed science writers Paul Davies and John Gribbin provide a complete overview of the latest developments in physics which have revolutionized modern science. From the weird world of quarks and the theory of relativity to the latest ideas about the birth of the cosmos, the authors find evidence for a massive paradigm shift. New developments in the studies of black holes, cosmic strings, solitons, and chaos theory now challenge commonsense concepts of space, time, and matter, and demand a radically altered and more fully unified worldview of the universe. Here is a truly fascinating advance glimpse at 21st-century science."--Back cover
Superstrings : a theory of everything? by P. C. W Davies( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originating as a BBC Radio program, "Desperately Seeking Superstrings," this book explains in clear, concise, non-mathematical terms the superstring theory which, if correct, would provide the much sought-after Theory of Everything, the unification of physics. Includes interviews with John Schwarz, Edward Witten, Michael Green, David Gross, John Ellis, Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow, Richard Feynman, and Steven Weinberg
Space and time in the modern universe by P. C. W Davies( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic jackpot : why our universe is just right for life by P. C. W Davies( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Paul Davies shows how recent scientific discoveries point to a perplexing fact: many basic features of the physical universe--from the speed of light to the most humble carbon atom--seem tailor-made to produce life. A radical new theory says it's because our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, each one slightly different. Our universe is bio-friendly by accident; we just happened to win the cosmic jackpot. While this multiverse theory is compelling, it has bizarre implications, from infinite copies of each of us to Matrix-like simulated universes. Davies believes there's a more satisfying solution to the question of existence: the observations we make today could help shape the nature of reality in the remote past. If this is true, then life and, ultimately, consciousness aren't just incidental byproducts of nature, but central players in the formation of the universe.--From publisher description
How to build a time machine by P. C. W Davies( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how time travel is theoretically possible, discusses possibilities for visiting both the future and the past, and suggests a process for assembling a time machine
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The mind of God : the scientific basis for a rational world
God and the new physicsThe New physicsThe mind of God : the scientific basis for a rational worldAbout time : Einstein's unfinished revolutionThe last three minutes : conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universeQuantum aspects of lifeThe fifth miracle : the search for the origin and meaning of lifeThe forces of nature
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پائول دیویس فیزیک‌دان و نویسنده انگلیسی

데이비스, 파을 1946-

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デイヴィス, P. C. W.

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保罗·戴维斯 英国物理学家

English (530)

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German (6)

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Turkish (1)

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