Hráč Stanisław Lem – Inspirace fiktivní recenzí na neexistující publikaci

Title in English Stanisław Lem the Player – An Inspiration by a Fictional Review of a Non-existent Publication

KROB Josef

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pro-Fil
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords the silence of the universe; Fermi's paradox; philosophy of science; cosmology; cosmogony; physics
Description Lem’s The Perfect Vacuumis a collection of reviews by fictional authors of non-existent scientific papers. This includes a lecture by Alfred Testa delivered on the occasion ofthe Nobel Prize in Physics. It is actually a recapitulation of a cosmological concept based onthe discovery of a forgotten idea of Aristides Acheropoulos to explain the silentium universi. Why is the universe silent? Why does no one answer our calls sent to the interstellar distances? Why is our search for extraterrestrial civilizations unsuccessful? In his lecture, Testa layers before the audience the fundamental questions of the relationship between mathematics and physics, an interpretation of the latest discoveries of modern cosmology, and an explanation ofthe physical laws of relativity theory and quantum mechanics, including the metaphysical question of why they are just that.Because Lem sets before the reader a story of scientific discovery, the opportunity is offered to take it quite seriously, not as fiction but as science, and to look at its various components through the eyes of contemporary science.
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