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Désir d'infini

DES CHIFFRES DES UNIVERS ET DES HOMMES

TABLE OF CONTENTS EXTRACT • • The unbearable strangeness of the infinite: The infinite in art - The fractal structures of the infinite - Aristotle and the potential infinite - God and the infinite - The surprising properties of infinite series...• The quest for the mathematical infinite: Cantor, the master of the infinite - Music and irrational numbers - Two well-known irrational numbers: pi and the golden number... • The vacillation of the universe between the finite and the infinite: A world made up of atoms - If God is infinite, why wouldn’t the universe also be so? - The mystery of night-time darkness - The geometry of space and perspective in art - Einstein’s dynamic space... • The infinite nature of the universe depends on its contents: luminous matter, dark matter and dark energy: Cosmic mirages and a universe dominated by dark matter - The energy of the void - The Higgs particle - The light of the depths of time - The accelerating universe and dark energy...• The infinite and eternal renewal: Man becomes eternal thanks to his unlimited number of doubles - Borges and the avatars of the infinite... • The infinite of the multiverse: Quantum mechanics and parallel universes - Parallel universes and free will - Is consciousness necessary for a single and unique universe to be chosen?  - A non-start to the universe? - Brane-universes and the real - String theory and parallel holographic universes... • Living with the multiverse and the infinite: A large universe of life and consciousness - Ethics in an infinite universe - Eternal life and the sociology of immortality...

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Désir d'infini

Désir d'infini

TABLE OF CONTENTS EXTRACT • • The unbearable strangeness of the infinite: The infinite in art - The fractal structures of the infinite - Aristotle and the potential infinite - God and the infinite - The surprising properties of infinite series...• The quest for the mathematical infinite: Cantor, the master of the infinite - Music and irrational numbers - Two well-known irrational numbers: pi and the golden number... • The vacillation of the universe between the finite and the infinite: A world made up of atoms - If God is infinite, why wouldn’t the universe also be so? - The mystery of night-time darkness - The geometry of space and perspective in art - Einstein’s dynamic space... • The infinite nature of the universe depends on its contents: luminous matter, dark matter and dark energy: Cosmic mirages and a universe dominated by dark matter - The energy of the void - The Higgs particle - The light of the depths of time - The accelerating universe and dark energy...• The infinite and eternal renewal: Man becomes eternal thanks to his unlimited number of doubles - Borges and the avatars of the infinite... • The infinite of the multiverse: Quantum mechanics and parallel universes - Parallel universes and free will - Is consciousness necessary for a single and unique universe to be chosen?  - A non-start to the universe? - Brane-universes and the real - String theory and parallel holographic universes... • Living with the multiverse and the infinite: A large universe of life and consciousness - Ethics in an infinite universe - Eternal life and the sociology of immortality...

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The astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan here offers us a fascinating book on a bewildering subject: in simple terms, he explains to us what the infinite is, according to mathematical, astronomical and cosmological sciences, all the while constantly reminding us that the infinite is also the true domain of theologians and philosophers. Therefore, the infinite assumes many differing appearances which Trinh Xuan Thuan introduces us to in an educational style which is scientific, philosophical and poetic.

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Author
THUAN TRINH XUAN
Editor
FAYARD
Number of pages
378
Type of book
Broché
Language
French
Dimensions
15,3 x 23,5

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