Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe

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Anchor Books, 1995 - Science - 224 pages
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"Beyond Einstein" takes readers on an exciting excursion into thediscoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect intheoretical physics today -- superstring theory. What is superstring theory andwhy is it important? This revolutionary breakthrough may well be thefulfillment of Albert Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything, uniting the laws of physics into a single description explaining all the knownforces in the universe. Co-authored by one of the leading pioneers insuperstrings, Michio Kaku, and completely revised and updated with the newestgroundbreaking research, the book approaches scientific questions with theexcitement of a detective story, offering a fascinating look at the new sciencethat may make the impossible possible.

"The man knows how to make science interesting".
-- "Philadelphia Inquirer"

"Kaku's exploration of the principles of superstring theory are lucid, livelyand fullÖ as thought-provoking as Stephen Hawking".
-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"With his lucid and wry style [he has a] knack for bringing the most etherealideas down to earth".
-- "The Wall Street Journal"

"His scientific view is out of this world".
-- "Los Angeles Times"

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Contents

Superstrings A Theory of Everything?
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The Quest for Unification
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The Quantum Puzzle
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Michio Kaku was born January 24, 1947 in San Jose California. Kaku attended Cubberley High School in Palo Alto in the early 1960s and played first board on their chess team. At the National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attracted the attention of physicist Edward Teller, who took Kaku as a protégé, awarding him the Hertz Engineering Scholarship. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a B.S. degree in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972 and held a lectureship at Princeton University in 1973. During the Vietnam War, Kaku completed his U.S. Army basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and his advanced infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. Kaku currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics and a joint appointment at City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has lectured for more than 30 years. He is engaged in defining the "Theory of Everything", which seeks to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe: the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, gravity and electromagnetism. He was a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and New York University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and American Men and Women of Science. He has published research articles on string theory from 1969 to 2000. In 1974, along with Prof. K. Kikkawa, he wrote the first paper on string field theory, now a major branch of string theory, which summarizes each of the five string theories into a single equation. In addition to his work on string field theory, he also authored some of the first papers on multi-loop amplitudes in string theory. Kaku is the author of several doctoral textbooks on string theory and quantum field theory and has published 170 articles in journals covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. He is also author of the popular science books: Visions, Hyperspace, Einstein's Cosmos, Parallel Worlds, and The Future of the Mind.

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