The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
A Paperback edition by Brian Greene in English (Oct 11, 2010)
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Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and... Read more
Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter?from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas?is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
The Elegant Universe Paperback edition by Brian Greene
Brian Greene received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar. He is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and lives in New York City.
'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York TimesIn this international bestseller, Columbia University professor Brian Greene provides, in layman's terms, a comprehensive demystification of string theory.
Explores our scientific understanding of the universe, the 'string theory' that might hold the key to unifying nature's laws, and our continuing quest to know more. This book shows, ours may be just one universe among many, like endless reflections in a mirror.
What is reality? Could we exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? What are the limits of the universe? This title takes us on an irresistible and revelatory journey through the biggest of the big questions.
From the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date?a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe?...
Containing his four lectures given at Princeton University that gave an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity, this was the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. This revised edition includes a new Introduction.
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