Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 7, 2014 - Science - 432 pages
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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.
 

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

This was a difficult read. I did not feel I understood most of it, but I did glimpse the idea that time is a construct of our mind and not a reality that we pass through. Thinking about that seems to ... Read full review

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User Review  - antao - LibraryThing

Forget about Tegmark’s 4 levels. The stages of truth I can remember are: • Old Greeks saying "We only see a faint reflection of reality", i.e. we have observation, and that's flawed. • Old Chinese ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Begins
Our Place in Space
Our Place in Time
Our Universe by Numbers
Our Cosmic Origins
Welcome to the Multiverse
Cosmic Legos
Internal Reality External Reality and Consensus Reality
Physical Reality and Mathematical Reality
Is Time an Illusion?
The Level IV Multiverse
Life Our Universe and Everything
Acknowledgments
Index
A Note About the Author

The Level III Multiverse

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Max Tegmark is author or coauthor of more than two hundred technical papers, twelve of which have been cited more than five hundred times. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a physics professor at MIT.

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