The Elegant Universe: Superstrings Hidden Dimensions And The Quest For The Ultimate

Category: Book
By (author): Greene, Brian
Subject:  SCIENCE / Cosmology
  SCIENCE / General
  SCIENCE / Physics / General
  SCIENCE / Physics / Mathematical & Computational
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: September 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.26in x 5.50in x 1.07in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*Sets a standard that will be hard to beat. - George Johnson (The New York Times Book Review)

Compulsively readable. . . . Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes. - New York

As rewarding as it gets . . . a thrilling ride through a lovely landscape. - Los Angeles Times
Biographical NoteBrian 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.