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Halpern, Paul 1961-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 205 publications in 7 languages and 11,546 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Halpern
The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything by Paul Halpern( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is among the most elegant, radical, and tantalizing theories ever to be fashioned by the keen lathe of mathematical insight. For the better part of two centuries, the notion of higher dimensions beyond space and time has fueled the imaginations of scientists, writers, occultists, and more than a few con artists." "In The Great Beyond, physicist, mathematician, and author Paul Halpern presents a comprehensive history of the foundations and development of this unfathomable yet irresistible construct. He traces the influence of multidimensional theory on science and society, profiling dozens of brilliant, idiosyncratic thinkers whose labors and insights have advanced, expanded, and popularized the theory. Readers will meet the mathematician who believed that geometry could explain the entire universe, the headmaster who imagined life in two dimensions, and the two theorists who independently discovered the "miracle" that forms the foundation of all modern multidimensional concepts." "The Great Beyond will delight and astonish readers seeking a deeper appreciation of the most profound and controversial questions that confront modern science."--Jacket
Collider : the search for the world's smallest particles by Paul Halpern( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe. The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important? Getting a handle on the science behind the LHC can be difficult for anyone without an advanced degree in particle physics, but you don't need to go back to sch
Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics by Paul Halpern( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Paul Halpern tells the little-known story of how Einstein and Schrödinger searched, first as collaborators and then as competitors, for a theory that transcended quantum weirdness. This story of their quest, which ultimately failed, provides readers with new insights into the history of physics and the lives and work of two scientists whose obsessions drove its progress. --Publisher's description
Cosmic wormholes : the search for interstellar shortcuts by Paul Halpern( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today such marvels are the stuff of science fiction. But one of the most provocative theories in modern astrophysics suggests that in the future they may well be reality. In this lively, wondrously accessible book, physics professor Paul Halpern takes us on a fantastic intellectual journey into the world of exotic matter, black holes, white holes, and wormholes - celestial objects that could theoretically bridge distant parts of the universe. With clear and concise explanations and vivid analogies, Cosmic wormholes illuminates the bold leaps of thought that may someday make travel across the universe as common as a transatlantic flight today. Halpern includes gripping fictional scenarios that depict some of the extraordinary events - including travel to the past and future and the mining of black hole energy - that might be possible if indeed we are able to construct wormholes. He also describes some of the baffling paradoxes Inherent in such time travel. This is fascinating reading for all who follow the leading edge of science as it pushes back the frontiers of human knowledge and expands the limits of human possibility
Faraway worlds : planets beyond our solar system by Paul Halpern( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A introduction to the search for and discovery of planets ouside our solar system and what life may be like on such distant worlds
What's science ever done for us? : what The Simpsons can teach us about physics, robots, life and the universe by Paul Halpern( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the world of science describes how the animated television show has addressed such scientific issues as genetic manipulation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, exploring the theoretical possibilities of such speculative concepts
Brave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmos by Paul Halpern( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with leaders in the field as well as thought-provoking descriptions of their work, this is a guided tour of current advances and controversies in cosmology, covering relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, extra dimensions, dark matter, and dark energy, --From publisher description
Edge of the universe : a voyage to the cosmic horizon and beyond by Paul Halpern( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explaining what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow and dark matter, a physicist and popular science writer examines some of the theories about the nature of the universe
The cyclical serpent : prospects for an ever-repeating universe by Paul Halpern( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halpern's journey leads us through the most extraordinary breakthroughs in twentieth-century physics and cosmology, and to the remarkable tools scientists employ to look backward and forward in time. He also reveals the fascinating pieces of the puzzle still missing from our picture of the universe - keys that promise to unlock our elusive destiny. What is dark matter and how much of our universe does it comprise? What is the size and age of the universe? How did events unfold in the critical seconds after the Big Bang? The answers to these and other questions will help us decipher our fate
The quest for alien planets : exploring worlds outside the solar system by Paul Halpern( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the important discoveries of the first known worlds beyond the solar system; explores the search for planets similar and alien to Earth
The pursuit of destiny : a history of prediction by Paul Halpern( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A professor of physics and prolific author, Halpern shows how prediction - as we think of it now - emerged during the birth of modern science in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As scientists discovered the workings of the cosmos, their models allowed for predictions of amazing sophistication and accuracy. Belief in the power of Newtonian mechanics to explain and predict all aspects of the physical world led to scientists' conviction that fate was the inevitable outcome of natural laws and principles." "Breakthroughs in the early part of the twentieth century, however - from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to Einstein's concepts of relative time and space - revealed the limits of our ability to comprehend the universe, forcing scientists to employ other methods of forecasting. Drawing on modern theories of complexity, chaos theory, quantum theory, and relativity, Halpern explores the latest methods of scientific, social, and technological prediction. Will we ever be able to understand and predict the stock market, social interaction, or the weather? When are predictions most likely to succeed? Does time even exist?"--Jacket
Time journeys : a search for cosmic destiny and meaning by Paul Halpern( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is time an endlessly repeating circle, or is it a descending path leading to decay and destruction? Is it a uniform stream, or is it made of tiny discrete parcels? Drawing from literature, biology, philosophy, psychology, and theology, this intriguing work explores each of these possible models and relates them to our own subjective impressions of time. Theoretical physicists are now striving to unlock the very structure of time itself. But the quest to understand time has never been the exclusive domain of science. From the Hindu notion of cosmic rebirth to Stephen Hawking's recent studies, philosophers and scientists alike have sought to answer time's riddle. Here is the first accessible, math-free introduction to the competing models of time that demonstrates how today's theories mirror ancient debates over the "shape" of time. This book explores such provocative concepts as synchronicity, time travel, black holes, and artificial intelligence. It probes the ultimate questions of science and philosophy, surveys the frontiers of theoretical physics, and finally, demonstrates how our own personal views on mortality must affect our choice of a scientific model of time
Countdown to Apocalypse : asteroids, tidal waves, and the end of the world by Paul Halpern( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of the universe by Paul Halpern( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of the current knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future
Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics by Paul Halpern( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were friends and comrades-in-arms against what they considered the most preposterous aspects of quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger is equally well known for his thought experiment about the cat in the box who is neither alive nor dead. Both of these images arose from these two men's dissatisfaction with quantum weirdness. As World War II raged, both men struggled to produce a Grand Unified Theory that would describe in full the universe's ultimate design. Though they failed, much of modern physics remains focused on the search for such a theory. And while Einstein and Schrödinger tried and failed to explain everything in the cosmos through pure geometry, the development of string theory has, in its own quantum way, brought this idea back into vogue. As in so many things, even when he was wrong, Einstein couldn't help but be right
Countdown to Apocalypse : a scientific exploration of the end of the world by Paul Halpern( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dé d'Einstein et le chat de Schrödinger : quand deux génies s'affrontent by Paul Halpern( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schule ist was für Versager : was wir von den Simpsons über Physik, Biologie, Roboter und das Leben lernen können by Paul Halpern( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Naturwissenschaften, insbesondere der Physik, am Beispiel verschiedener Themen, die in den Handlungen der Fernsehserie äDie Simpsonsä versteckt sind
El tiempo imperfecto : en busca del destino y significados del cosmos by Paul Halpern( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Spanish and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wurmlöcher im Kosmos : Modelle für Reisen durch Zeit und Raum by Paul Halpern( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything
Alternative Names
Halpern, P. J.

Halpern, Paul J

Halpern, Paul J. N

Paul Halpern Amerikaans natuurkundige

Paul Halpern amerikansk fysikar

Paul Halpern amerikansk fysiker

Paul Halpern physicien américain

Paul Halpern US-amerikanischer Physiker

پائول هالپرن فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

핼펀, 폴 1961-

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Collider : the search for the world's smallest particlesFaraway worlds : planets beyond our solar systemWhat's science ever done for us? : what The Simpsons can teach us about physics, robots, life and the universeBrave new universe : illuminating the darkest secrets of the cosmosThe cyclical serpent : prospects for an ever-repeating universeThe quest for alien planets : exploring worlds outside the solar systemThe pursuit of destiny : a history of predictionCountdown to Apocalypse : asteroids, tidal waves, and the end of the world