I was into the third chapter when I realized the many references to temperatures could not be correct. But I'm not going to dream of the need to correct a well known physicist. It then hit me that the values of the temperatures were off by a factor of 10. Mr. George K. Wilson is adding a decimal to each value. It is disconcerting to have to analyze the information while listening.
This book should be narrated by someone else.
I have the first Scribner hardcover edition May 2010. I have noticed that the Audible edition
has been changed from the hardcover paper edition. I really wish the text would not change from one format to another. When these changes refer to events how does one know which version of fact is true?
Heart of the Matter
By Charles Petit
As heard in the January 12, 2013 edition of Science News from Audible, read by Mark Moran.
“A neutrino with the typical oomph of those made in nuclear reactors would have a velocity that differs from the speed of light by only one part in 1,020, says Zoltan Ligeti. A theoretical physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. A light-year is 1,016 meters.”
I think the 1,020 should be 10 raised to the 20th and 1,016 should be 10 raised to the 16th.
(the light-year = 1.057 raised to the 16th.)
Mr. Mark Moran may have read the script wrong.
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