Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

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Oxford University Press, 1995 - Astrophysics - 359 pages
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Beginning where Hawking's Brief History of Time left off, Kaku paints a vivid portrayal of the breakthroughs now rocking the physics establishment. Why all the excitement? As the author points out, for over half a century, scientists have puzzled over why the basic forces of the cosmos - gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces - require markedly different mathematical descriptions. But if we see these forces as vibrations in a higher dimensional space, their field equations suddenly fit together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, perfectly snug, in an elegant, astonishingly simple form. This may thus be our leading candidate for the Theory of Everything. If so, it would be the crowning achievement of 2,000 years of scientific investigation into matter and its forces. Already, the theory has inspired several thousand research papers, and has been the focus of over 200 international conferences.

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User Review  - stonester1 - LibraryThing

Mr. Kaku has always been one of my favorite guests on Coast to Coast AM, speculating on extraterrestrial civilizations and scientific knowledge and capability beyond ours. This book is an oddyssey on ... Read full review

HYPERSPACE: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Kaku (Physics/CCNY) is the author (with Jennifer Trainer) of Beyond Einstein (1987) and of several popular volumes on advanced physics. He is also the host of a weekly radio program on modern science ... Read full review

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Michio Kaku is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of the City University of New York. He is the author of other popular and graduate level books and for the past 10 years has hosted a weekly public-radio talk show on science and current events. He is an experienced and outstanding public speaker.

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