The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss

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...to reread this book is to be reminded both of how much science has advanced in the past two decades, and of the enduring grip of the world created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966 when he first introduced Mr Spock to Captain Kirk...
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What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
 

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Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. He is the only physicist to have received the top awards by the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Published August 2, 2007 by Basic Books. 282 pages
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Reviewed by Tim Radford on Jun 14 2013

...to reread this book is to be reminded both of how much science has advanced in the past two decades, and of the enduring grip of the world created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966 when he first introduced Mr Spock to Captain Kirk...

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