Warped Passages (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Nov 10, 2009 - Science - 512 pages
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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.

  

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A good pop science intro to string theory. - Goodreads
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Review: Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

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A very comprehensive and interesting book about other dimensions, string theory, gravity, and a whole lot more that you've probably never dreamed of. It is best read by people who know a little ... Read full review

Review: Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

User Review  - Anna Aizic - Goodreads

finally a book explaining complicated issues; highly recommend this book to everyone, who ever wondered about Time, Space, LIFE....yet not a scientist. Read full review

Contents

Dimensions of Space and Thought
1
Demystifying Dimensions
11
Rolledup Extra Dimensions
31
Branes Braneworlds and the Bulk
50
Approaches to Theoretical Physics
63
Principal Uncertainties and the Uncertainty Principle
115
The Physics of Elementary Particles
150
Verifying the Standard Model
179
Brane Development
303
Braneworlds
321
Proposals for ExtraDimensional Universes
334
Fingerprints of Extra Dimensions
351
Large Extra Dimensions
362
A Solution to the Hierarchy Problem
385
The Warped Annotated Alice
414
A Reflective and Expansive Passage
433

The Essential Organizing Principle
190
Spontaneous
203
Relating Interactions
221
The Only Effective
240
A Leap Beyond the Standard Model
256
Allegro Ma Non Troppo Passage for Strings
277
Closing Thoughts
446
InConclusion
455
Math Notes
472
Permissions
481
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About the author (2009)

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is the Frank J. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science and the author of the New York Times Notable Books Knocking on Heaven's Door and Warped Passages. Her work has set her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists today, and she is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. When not solving the problems of the universe, Randall can be found rock climbing, skiing, or contributing to art-science connections. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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