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Andrew Zimmerman Jones

Taking a Look into The Void

By August 27, 2012

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Cover of Frank Close's book The VoidIn 2007, physicist and author Frank Close compiled together a slender volume with an ambitious goal: to succinctly explain the scientific thinking behind the concept of "nothingness," the vacuum of non-existence, the very void in which nothing exists. The problem is that, simple as this concept seems at first glance, it gets incredibly complex very quickly in scientific terms, especially when you try to incorporate the findings of relativity and quantum physics.

The result of Close's efforts is The Void, a book that gains even more relevance for those trying to understand how the Higgs boson fits into the universe.

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September 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm
(1) John says:

Can I say that matter created voids in the universe

September 4, 2012 at 12:11 am
(2) Robert Thornton says:

Basically a con job. Rehash of material long available and a reach back into history of vacuums,etc. Not much new or interesting. Better go looking into the quantum world for information on and about “The Void”.

September 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm
(3) Musharraf Uddin Chowdhury says:

Childhood (late ’60s) physics introduced a term, ‘ether’ which I could not swallow ! In the 21st it has resurrected as ‘luminous ether’ and yet again it is not proven, just as the physicists believes !!

September 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm
(4) Georgina says:

Accumilations of diverse stages from masses for matter created a decimalicous compactionation by compound trancendencies.

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