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CHARACTERS Æ The Magic Furnace The Search for the Origins of Atoms The evolution of stars and how they work Neither could be told without the other for the stars contain the key to unlocking the secret of atoms and the atoms the solution to the secret of the stars Marcus Chown leads readers through the major theories and experiments that propelled the search for atomic understanding with engaging characterizations of the major atomic thinkers from Democritus in ancient Greece to Binning and Rohrer in twentieth century New York He clarifies the science explaining with enthusiasm the seuence of breakthroughs that proved. Captivating informative demanding but highly readableThe title is an allusion to the dream of the alchemists of old who sought a magic kiln in which to transform base metals into gold That dream remained intact until the discovery in the twentieth century of how the elements are actually built up from hydrogen and exactly what kind of magic furnace would be reuired to turn base metals into gold In a most engaging narrative science writer Marcus Chown tells that fascinating story through the lives and ideas of the scientists who made the discoveries Chown begins as one must with the Greeks and Democritus who opined in reality there are only atoms and the void Chown shows how it was impossible for the Greeks without the scientific method to go any further than Democritus s intuition But Chown does not dwell on the alchemy but ratchets us directly to modern science and the growing realization that Atoms Are Not the Smallest Things Chapter Two and that therefore it must be possible to transform an atom of one element into an atom of another p 21And with that the race was on to account for how hydrogen became helium which became through crucibles unimaginable to man carbon iron and eventually the heaviest elements The story culminates in the work of Fred Hoyle Margaret and Geoffrey Burbidge and Willy Fowler who explained the nuclear processes operating inside stars and supernovae Chown finishes with a chapter on the discovery of the cosmic background radiation the afterglow of creation which confirmed how helium was manufactured in the Big Bang and a chapter on how the elements are strewn into space and end up in Population I stars and eventually in our bodies There is a Glossary and a Selected BibliographyThe value of this book lies not only in the fascinating story told but in the magical way that Chown is able to painlessly teach us a little chemistry and physics along the way I learned about the nature of atoms and the various forces in nature in these pages almost incidentally than I have in any other single book So intrigued was I in learning that I turned to the Periodic Table of the Elements as I read the textBut Chown s style is not didactic Instead he illuminates the personalities and the flow of ideas We see Marie Currie with her radiation swollen fingers and Fred Hoyle truant at the back of the local cinema teaching himself to read We see how the vision of meteorites falling into the sun became the vision of the sun falling in upon itself shrinking and as the elements got closer and closer together heating up and how that idea coursed after some meandering into the discovery of atomic energy But perhaps the most beautiful turn as in a poetic change of perception as in a sonnet in the book is on page 107 where Chown s writes about the sameness of all the atoms of an element and then suddenly asks thinking about the mysterious behavior evidenced by the phenomenon of the half life How could radium atoms all be the same yet behave differently This uestion leads directly to the uncertainty principle and uantum mechanicsThere is an implicit sense of warning in the book about the limitations of humans doing science Thus the American geologist Thomas Chamberlain is uoted on page 54 as saying There is perhaps no beguilement insidious and dangerous than an elaborate and elegant mathematical process built upon unfortified premises He was critiuing Lord Kelvin but might his words not apply to recent theories such as that of one dimensional strings And on page 65 it is recounted that Auguste Comte deemed it self evident that we would never be able to study the chemical composition of the stars Two years after his death in 1857 thanks to the unlikely techniue of spectroscopy we were doing just that Indeed as Chown reports on page 67 helium was discovered through a reading of its spectrum on the sun before it was discovered on the earth By the way Chown s material on spectroscopy is fascinating and helped me to a better understanding of how the process works and how the black lines in spectrums of light reveal the composition of the starsChown has the ability to engage the reader in scientific ideas perhaps in part because of the uniue way he sometimes puts things For example on page 79 he writes about the resistance encountered by an object as it approached the speed of light He states The only conceivable source of such resistance was a body s mass However what I thought was mass cannot find resistance by itself There must be something in the very fabric of spacetime that is providing the resistance It is not enough to posit inertia since that really explains nothing I believe there is still something fundamental that we do not understand about the relationship between the speed of light and the nature of matter and energyChown sometimes uses the language and assumptions of the times he is writing about For example on page 96 he speaks of the electrons which flitted about an atomic nucleus like planets round the sun an analogy now considered somewhat misleading a cloud is preferred I believe but in recalling it we are again forced to imagine what an atom might look like if we could somehow see itMost amusing story Austrian physicist Fritz Houtermans making up dreams to tell Sigmund Freud p 110Best steam of consciousness leading to insight Fred Hoyle musing on the atomic bomb project about which he had only second hand and circumstantial evidence pp 159 160Best speculation In answer to Where are they Fermi s famous uestion about extra terrestrials Chown proposes that they came and went long before the sun even shone p 215 Dennis Littrell author of The World Is Not as We Think It Is Emily and Jackson Hiding Out of stars and how they work Neither could be told without the Nightwood other for the stars contain the key to unlocking the secret The Pistol Poets of atoms and the atoms the solution to the secret Rebel Island of the stars Marcus Chown leads readers through the major 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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Magic Furnace The Search for the Origins of Atoms
  • Marcus Chown
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
  • 9780195143058