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

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Penguin Books Limited, 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 - here is a book for the full science-reading spectrum.

Max Tegmark is author or co-author of more than 200 technical papers, twelve of which have been cited more than 500 times. He has featured in dozens of science documentaries, and his work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year: 2003". He holds a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a physics professor at MIT.

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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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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

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Max Tegmark is author or co-author of more than 200 technical papers, twelve of which have been cited more than 500 times. He has featured in dozens of science documentaries, and his work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year: 2003". He holds a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a physics professor at MIT.

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