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Lee Smolin

Rien ne va plus en physique !: L'échec de la théorie des cordes

€11,50

Depuis quelques décennies, une théorie merveilleuse enthousiasme les physiciens : la théorie des cordes, qui stipule (en bref) que les particules élémentaires - électrons, quarks, etc. - ne seraient pas ponctuelles mais semblables à de minuscules cordes vibrantes : chaque vibration correspondrait à une particule, comme chaque fréquence sonore définit une note de musique. Aussi poétique soit cette vision de la matière, elle présente un inconvénient majeur, celui de se prêter très mal à l'expérimentation. Elle reste donc une théorie virtuelle dont l'impact est surtout d'ordre sociologique : le gratin de la physique mondiale abonde en "cordistes", au détriment des spécialistes d'autres domaines, et la physique a vu ses crédits focalisés dans une direction trop théorique. Lee Smolin, physicien réputé, explique à la fois les promesses de la théorie et les excès auxquels elle a mené, sans omettre de formuler quelques recettes pour que la science ne retombe plus dans une telle ornière.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2010
Publisher: Points
Pages: 549
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782757812785
ISBN 10: 2757812785

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Rien ne va plus en physique !: L'échec de la théorie des cordes

€11,50