Leonard Mlodinow is the best-selling author of The Drunkard''s Walk, Subliminal and Elastic, as well as a theoretical physicist who taught at Caltech and was a fellow at The Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics. He co-authored two books with Stephen Hawking: A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. There are over one million copies of Leonard Mlodinow''s books in print.>
Il existe déjà La vie rêvée des maths, de David Berlinski...
Voici enfin, grâce à Leonard Mlodinow, le premier livre lumineux sur la géométrie et son histoire.
Quel est notre rapport au temps, à l'espace ? Sommes-nous capables d'expliquer les phénomènes les plus anodins que nous côtoyons quotidiennement, la gravité, la vitesse, l'univers, en bref, tout ce qui rend possible notre civilisation moderne ? L'auteur commence avec Euclide et nous entraîne dans la fabuleuse histoire de la géométrie. Les trajectoires sont multiples et les destins se croisent, de Descartes à Einstein.
Peu de temps suffira au lecteur pour s'exclamer " Eurêka ! " tant les exemples concrets choisis par Mlodinow rendent la lecture stimulante.
Et nul besoin d'être le premier de la classe ! Avec Dans l'oeil du compas, Leonard Mlodinow atteint sa cible, en rendant limpides les concepts et les théories les plus complexes et les plus révolutionnaires.
The best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkards Walk teaches you how to tap into the hidden power of your brain. Elastic is a book that will help you survive the whirlwind. --Daniel H. Pink, author of When and A Whole New Mind Named to the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist In this startling and provocative look at how the human mind deals with change, Leonard Mlodinow shows us to unleash the natural abilities we all possess so we can thrive in dynamic and troubled times. Truly original minds capitalize when everyone else struggles. And most of us assume that these abilities are innate, reserved for a select few. But Mlodinow reveals that we all possess them, that we all have encoded in our brains a skill he terms elastic thinking--and he guides us in how to harness it. Drawing on groundbreaking research, Mlodinow outlines how we can learn to let go of comfortable ideas and become accustomed to ambiguity and contradiction; how we can rise above conventional mindsets and reframe the questions we ask; and how we can improve our ability to solve problems and generate new ideas--critical skills for achieving professional and personal success in our quickly morphing world.
'Timely and engrossing. . . a fascinating exploration of one of the most important topics: how the human mind deals with change' - Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 'A book of sparkling intelligence, written with humour and grace. If you read only one book of accessible science this year, let this be the one' - Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness The bestselling author of The Drunkard's Walk and Subliminal unlocks the secrets of flexible thinking. What do Pokemon Go and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein have in common? Why do some businesses survive, and others fail at the first sign of change? What gives the human brain the edge over computers? The answer: Elastic Thinking. It's an ability we all possess, and one that we can all learn to hone in order to succeed, at work and in our everyday lives. Here Leonard Mlodinow, whose own flexible thinking has taken him from physics professor to TV scriptwriter and bestselling author, takes us on a revelatory exploration of how elasticity works. He draws on cutting-edge neuroscience to show how, millennia ago, our brains developed an affinity for novelty, idea generation and exploration. He discovers how flexible thinking enabled some of the greatest artists, writers, musicians and innovators to create paradigm shifts. He investigates the organisations that have demonstrated an elastic ability to adapt to new technologies. And he reveals how you can test your own brain power and increase your capacity for elastic thinking. By uncovering the secrets of our flexible minds, Elastic explains how to thrive in an endlessly dynamic world, at a time when an ability to adapt is more important than ever before.
Some of the brightest minds in science have passed through the halls of the California Institute of Technology. In the early 1980s, Leonard Mlodinow joined their ranks to begin a postdoctoral fellowship. Afraid he was not smart enough to be there, despite his groundbreaking Ph.D. thesis, he took his insecurities to Richard Feynman, Caltechs intimidating resident genius and iconoclast. So began a pivotal year in a young mans life. Though a series of fascinating exchanges, Mlodinow and Feynman delve into the nature of science, creativity, love mathematics, happiness, God, art, pleasures and ambition, producing a moving portrait of a friendship and an affecting account of Feynmans final creative years.
B>b>Weve all been told that thinking rationally is the key to success. But at the cutting edge of science, researchers are discovering that /b>b>feeling /b>b>is every bit as important as thinking./b>/b>br>br>You make hundreds of decisions every day, from what to eat for breakfast to how you should invest, and not one of those decisions would be possible without emotion. It has long been said that thinking and feeling are separate and opposing forces in our behavior. But as Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of Subliminal, tells us, extraordinary advances in psychology and neuroscience have proven that emotions are as critical to our well-being as thinking.br>;br>How can you connect better with others? How can you make sense of your frustration, fear, and anxiety? What can you do to live a happier life? The answers lie in understanding your emotions. Journeying from the labs of pioneering scientists to real-world scenarios that have flirted with disaster, Mlodinow shows us how our emotions can help, why they sometimes hurt, and what we can learn in both instances.br>;br>Using deep insights into our evolution, biology, and neuroscience, Mlodinow gives us the tools to understand our emotions better and to maximize their benefits. Told with his characteristic clarity and fascinating stories, Emotional explores the new science of feelings and offers us an essential guide to making the most of one of natures greatest gifts.br>;
How did a near-extinct species, eking out a meager existence with stone axes, become the dominant power on earth, able to harness a knowledge of nature ranging from tiny atoms to the vast structures of the universe? Leonard Mlodinow takes us on an enthralling tour of the history of human progress, from our time on the African savannah through the invention of written language, all the way to modern quantum physics. Along the way, he explores the colorful personalities of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers, and traces the cultural conditions--and the elements of chance--that influenced scientific discovery. Deeply informed, accessible, and infused with the authors trademark humor and insight, The Upright Thinkers is a stunning tribute to humanitys intellectual curiosity and an important book for any reader with an interest in the scientific issues of our day.
Examines how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world, and how, for instance, we often misperceive everything from our relationships with family, friends and business associates, the reasons for our investment decisions, to our own past.
An examination of the ways in which the unconscious mind shapes everyday life traces recent scientific advances to reveal the pivotal role of the subliminal mind in influencing experiences and relationships. By the author of The Drunkard's Walk . 100,000 first printing.
With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe. By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more informed decisions. From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow's intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire.
This is the story of Leonard Mlodinow's first year on the Caltech Faculty in the winter of 1981. It is the narrative of himself as a young physicist trying to find his place in the world, and the wisdom of an old, and dying physicist who helped him - the legendary Richard Feynman.
Pourquoi et comment l'Univers a-t-il commencé ? Pourquoi y a-t-il quelque chose plutôt que rien ? Quelle est la nature de la réalité ? Comment expliquer que les lois naturelles soient aussi finement ajustées ? Et nous, pourquoi donc existons-nous ?
Longtemps réservées aux philosophes et aux théologiens, ces interrogations relèvent désormais aussi de la science. C'est ce que montrent ici avec brio et simplicité Stephen Hawking et Leonard Mlodinow, s'appuyant sur les découvertes et les théories les plus récentes, qui ébranlent nos croyances les plus anciennes.
Pour eux, inutile d'imaginer un plan, un dessein, un créateur derrière la nature. La science explique bel et bien à elle seule les mystères de l'Univers.
Des réponses nouvelles aux questions les plus élémentaires : lumineux et provocateur !
Le premier ouvrage important de Stephen Hawking depuis dix ans.
L'univers est-il conscient ? Quelle est la nature de la connexion entre le cerveau et l'esprit ? Dieu existe-t-il ou est-ce une illusion ? Deux experts remarquables, Deepak Chopra, médecin, et Léonard Moldinow, physicien, co-auteur avec Stephen Hawking de Y-a-t-il un grand architecte dans l'univers ?, se sont lancés dans un débat passionnant et enflammé. Dans Qui détient la clé de l'univers ?, Chopra soutient qu'une intelligence est à l'oeuvre dans un univers qui a du sens. À l'opposé, Mlodinow se sert de la physique, de la génétique et de la cosmologie pour expliquer rationnellement notre univers. Deux visions s'affrontent, l'une spirituelle, l'autre matérialiste, pour la plus grande fascination des lecteurs en quête de vérités.
Presents scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe. This title reveals the Model dependent realism, the multi verse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory. It also includes discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems.
L'Univers est-il totalement compréhensible par la science ou doit-on avoir recours à une entité divine, quelle qu'elle soit, pour l'expliquer et donner un sens à nos vies ? Chopra nous livre ici un débat captivant sur des sujets tels que le cosmos, la vie, l'esprit et le cerveau, Dieu... Son interlocuteur est Leonard Mlodinow, docteur en physique théorique, coauteur de Stephen Hawkins (Y a-t-il un grand architecte dans l'Univers ?), partisan d'une explication rationnelle, matérialiste de l'homme et de l'Univers. A la lumière de cette confrontation, vive mais amicale, conclurez-vous que la science et la spiritualité ne peuvent se trouver ensemble sur la même route ? Ou, comme Deepak Chopra, penserez-vous que l'on peut avoir maintenant une vision d'une science nouvelle et plus large, sans coeurs vides ni âmes abandonnées, une science amie de la conscience et de nos voyages intérieurs ?
Addresses the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. This book guides nonscientists in the search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Model dependent realism, the multiverse, the top-down theory of cosmology, and the unified M-theory - all are revealed here.
This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.
Argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, this title debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second.
Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on «the future of God,» one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious-but respectful-clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship.
In War of the Worldviews these two great thinkers battle over the cosmos, evolution and life, the human brain, and God, probing the fundamental questions that define the human experience.
How did the universe emerge?
What is the nature of time?
What is life?
Did Darwin go wrong?
What makes us human?
What is the connection between mind and brain?
Is God an illusion?
This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive?
In this title, the author argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second.