The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
"[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat." --George Johnson, The New York Times 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 leading 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 garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing-a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate TheoryUser Review - Christopher Monelt - Goodreads
I read this before I read Hawking's "A Brief History of Time", and this was the book that really inspired me to take an interest in our most elegant Universe. The title is so appropriately named ... Read full review
Review: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate TheoryUser Review - Oxy - Goodreads
People say Greene have such a unique and easy to understand way of explaining complex scientific theories and I have to agree! I remember the first time I heard many of these explanations on a British ... Read full review
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
No preview available - 2012
El universo elegante: Supercuerdas, dimensiones ocultas y la búsqueda de una ...
No preview available - 2011