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  1. Jan 29, 2018 #101

    ISamson

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  2. Feb 2, 2018 #102
    Donald Johanson, Lucy's Legacy: 2009 Lots of books on this subject but this one is from the horses mouth (one of them anyway)
     
  3. Feb 2, 2018 #103
    I've been working through Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics by Robert Zwanzig one of the limited number of books on the subject.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2018 #104

    DrDu

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  5. Feb 7, 2018 #105

    Andy Resnick

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    Currently working on "Interacting Systems far from Equilibrium: Quantum Kinetic Theory" (Klaus Morawetz).
     
  6. Feb 7, 2018 #106

    Demystifier

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  7. Feb 8, 2018 #107

    Andy Resnick

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  8. Feb 9, 2018 #108

    Demystifier

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    Can you send me a copy of H. Chiung, The History of Time Travel (Mars University Press, Mars City, 2410)?
     
  9. Feb 9, 2018 #109
    I'm reading Robert Ghrist's Elementary Applied Topology.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2018 #110

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    I'm rereading S. S. Schweber, QED and the men who made it
     
  11. Feb 14, 2018 #111
    I am reading now "Computers Ltd.: What They Really Can't Do" by David Harel.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2018 #112
    Just finished:
    1) Quantum Mechanics and Experience, by David Z Albert
    2) The Illustrated A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking
     
  13. Apr 12, 2018 #113
    Just reading
    Physics from Symmetry - 2nd (corrected) edition.
    I couldn`t resist 50% price reduction for all physics ebooks offered by Springer through April 24.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2018 #114

    Demystifier

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  16. Apr 23, 2018 #116
    Feynman lectures volume 2
     
  17. May 3, 2018 #117
    1) Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London.
    Very interesting thought provoking historical novel that illustrates creation of higher dimensions.

    2) Hyperspace: Our Final Frontier by John Gribbin © 2001
    Just a little outdated because of all the new cosmological data out since 2001.
     
  18. May 25, 2018 #118
    Just finished "Letters to a Young Mathematician" by Ian Stewart. Fictional correspondences to an aspiring math student from her mentor from HS through a tenured university position. What math is and why it is worth doing. Advice on challenges and how to succeed with some of the mentors personal experiences in those regards. Also a good read for aspiring physicists. Delightful!
     
  19. Jun 3, 2018 #119
    The curious lives of human cadavers by Mary roach.
     
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  21. Jun 5, 2018 #121

    Andy Resnick

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  22. Jun 5, 2018 #122
    How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff
     
  23. Jun 5, 2018 #123
    Just finished (and recommendable):
    - The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben (link)
    - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari (link)

    Reading right now (and recommendable):
    - Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, by Peter Godfrey-Smith (link)
    - This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society, by Kathleen McAuliffe (link)

    Thinking about reading in the near future:
    - She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, by Carl Zimmer (link)
    - Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes, by Nathan H. Lents (link)
    - Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create, by Pascal Boyer (link)

    If anybody could recommend (or discourage) these above three 'want to reads', or recommend a new book that would lie within my broad field of interest, that would be much appreciated! :wink:

    I'm also interested in the (Kopenhagen) interpretation of quantum mechanics. Should I read:
    - Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes, by Alex Vilenkin (link), or
    - Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality by Simon Saunders (link), or something else?
     
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  24. Jun 5, 2018 #124

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    The first book is not about interpretations of QM.
    The second book is about an interpretation of QM, but not about the Copenhagen interpretation.
     
  25. Jun 5, 2018 #125
    Artin: Abstract Algebra.
    Shilov: Elementary Real and Complex Analysis.
    Sterling berberian: Linear Algebra.
    Feynman: Surely you're Joking.
     
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