The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2010-10-11
  • ISBN : 9780393338102

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory Book Review:

Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.

The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780375708114

The Elegant Universe Book Review:

Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics

The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2011-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781446477779

The Elegant Universe Book Review:

'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York Times In this international bestseller, Columbia University professor Brian Greene provides, in layman’s terms, a comprehensive demystification of string theory. Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of the unknown, through introducing concepts from quantum mechanics to general relativity, to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions. Accessible and enlightening, Greene's inimitable blend of expert scientific insight and literary ingenuity makes The Elegant Universe an exhilarating read that brings us closer to understanding how our magnificent universe works. ‘Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings’ Sunday Telegraph

The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780099289920

The Elegant Universe Book Review:

In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leadin string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 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. Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a hose to explain the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics to both illuminate and entertain, this book is a tour de force of scientific writing - a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer to understanding how the universe works.

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Icarus at the Edge of Time
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780307268884

Icarus at the Edge of Time Book Review:

A futuristic reimaging of the classic Greek myth, as a boy ventures through deep space and challenges the awesome power of black holes. The beauty of the book lies in the images, provided by NASA and the Hubble Space telescope, and printed on board rather than paper. On board pages.

The Little Book of String Theory

The Little Book of String Theory
  • Author : Steven S. Gubser
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2010-02-08
  • ISBN : 9781400834433

The Little Book of String Theory Book Review:

The essential beginner's guide to string theory The Little Book of String Theory offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be able to draw your own conclusions about string theory. Steve Gubser begins by explaining Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, quantum mechanics, and black holes. He then gives readers a crash course in string theory and the core ideas behind it. In plain English and with a minimum of mathematics, Gubser covers strings, branes, string dualities, extra dimensions, curved spacetime, quantum fluctuations, symmetry, and supersymmetry. He describes efforts to link string theory to experimental physics and uses analogies that nonscientists can understand. How does Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu relate to quantum mechanics? What would it be like to fall into a black hole? Why is dancing a waltz similar to contemplating a string duality? Find out in the pages of this book. The Little Book of String Theory is the essential, most up-to-date beginner's guide to this elegant, multidimensional field of physics.

Magnificent Universe

Magnificent Universe
  • Author : Ken Croswell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 1999-10-12
  • ISBN : 9780684845944

Magnificent Universe Book Review:

Breathtaking full-color photography complement an intriguing exploration of outer space, in a visual look at modern astronomy that features pictures from the Mars Pathfinder and Voyager probes, telescope images from around the world, and images from the Hubble telescope.

Warped Passages

Warped Passages
  • Author : Lisa Randall
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2009-11-10
  • ISBN : 9780061981234

Warped Passages Book Review:

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now. Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.

Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781524731687

Until the End of Time Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose, from the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe. "Few humans share Greene’s mastery of both the latest cosmological science and English prose." —The New York Times Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting structures formed, how life and mind emerged, and how we grapple with our existence through narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and a deep longing for the eternal. From particles to planets, consciousness to creativity, matter to meaning—Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.

The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307428530

The Fabric of the Cosmos Book Review:

From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity
  • Author : Lee Smolin
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2008-03-18
  • ISBN : 9780465013241

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity Book Review:

"It would be hard to imagine a better guide to this difficult subject."--Scientific American In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything." He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand. "Provocative, original, and unsettling." -The New York Review of Books "An excellent writer, a creative thinker."-Nature

Einstein's Dreams

Einstein's Dreams
  • Author : Alan Lightman
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 140
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 9780307367105

Einstein's Dreams Book Review:

A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar. Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.

The Hidden Reality

The Hidden Reality
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780307595256

The Hidden Reality Book Review:

The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe? There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each. Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.

Introduction to Superstrings

Introduction to Superstrings
  • Author : Michio Kaku
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781468403190

Introduction to Superstrings Book Review:

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough. Niels Bohr Superstring theory has emerged as the most promising candidate for a quan tum theory of all known interactions. Superstrings apparently solve a problem that has defied solution for the past 50 years, namely the unification of the two great fundamental physical theories of the century, quantum field theory and general relativity. Superstring theory introduces an entirely new physical picture into theoretical physics and a new mathematics that has startled even the mathematicians. Ironically, although superstring theory is supposed to provide a unified field theory of the universe, the theory itself often seems like a confused jumble offolklore, random rules of thumb, and intuition. This is because the develop ment of superstring theory has been unlike that of any other theory, such as general relativity, which began with a geometry and an action and later evolved into a quantum theory. Superstring theory, by contrast, has been evolving backward for the past 20 years. It has a bizarre history, beginning with the purely accidental discovery of the quantum theory in 1968 by G. Veneziano and M. Suzuki. Thumbing through old math books, they stumbled by chance on the Beta function, written down in the last century by mathematician Leonhard Euler.

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
  • Author : Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2007-11-17
  • ISBN : 0393113787

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries Book Review:

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Elegant Universe

Elegant Universe
  • Author : Brian Greene
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Pages : 447
  • Relase : 2000-02-01
  • ISBN : 0606252657

Elegant Universe Book Review:

Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics

The God Equation

The God Equation
  • Author : Michio Kaku
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9780385542753

The God Equation Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The epic story of the greatest quest in all of science—the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe—from renowned theoretical physicist and author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity When Newton discovered the law of gravity, he unified the rules governing the heavens and the Earth. Since then, physicists have been placing new forces into ever-grander theories. But perhaps the ultimate challenge is achieving a monumental synthesis of the two remaining theories—relativity and the quantum theory. This would be the crowning achievement of science, a profound merging of all the forces of nature into one beautiful, magnificent equation to unlock the deepest mysteries in science: What happened before the Big Bang? What lies on the other side of a black hole? Are there other universes and dimensions? Is time travel possible? Why are we here? Kaku also explains the intense controversy swirling around this theory, with Nobel laureates taking opposite sides on this vital question. It is a captivating, gripping story; what’s at stake is nothing less than our conception of the universe. Written with Kaku’s trademark enthusiasm and clarity, this epic and engaging journey is the story of The God Equation.

The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe
  • Author : Brian R. Greene
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : OCLC:1153637490

The Elegant Universe Book Review:

Einstein's Mirror

Einstein's Mirror
  • Author : Tony Hey,Anthony J. G. Hey,Patrick Walters
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 291
  • Relase : 1997-07-31
  • ISBN : 0521435323

Einstein's Mirror Book Review:

The Theory of Special Relativity is one of the most profound discoveries of the twentieth century. Einstein's Mirror blends a simple, nonmathematical account of the theory of special relativity and gravitation with a description of the way experiments have triumphantly supported these theories. The authors explore the many applications of relativity in atomic and nuclear physics, which are many and range from satellite navigation systems, particle accelerators and nuclear power to quantum chemistry, antimatter and black holes. The book also features a superb collection of photographs and includes amusing anecdotes and biographies about the early pioneers. In the closing chapter, the authors examine the influence of Einstein's relativity on the development of science fiction. General readers with an interest in science will enjoy and benefit from this fascinating and accessible introduction to one of the most important areas of physics.

Hyperspace

Hyperspace
  • Author : Michio Kaku
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2016-04-20
  • ISBN : 9780198785033

Hyperspace Book Review:

Reissued in new covers, this is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into the 10th dimension, time warps, and multiple universes, to outline what may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything.