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

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Cosmology - 230 pages
6 Reviews
What is superstring theory and why is it important? Can superstrings offer the fulfilment of Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything? This account of the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today is co-authored by the best-selling author of Hyperspace and one of the leading pioneers in superstrings, Michio Kaku. Revised and updated with groundbreaking research, the book approaches scientific questions with the excitement of a detective story, offering a look at the new science that may make the impossible possible.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - rocketjk - LibraryThing

I had been reading The Trouble with Physics: the Rise of String Theory, the Fall of Science, and What Comes Next by Lee Smolin, but on the advice of a fellow LT member, I set it aside for the time ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing

Considering how many years have passed since this book's publication, it isn't so very bad an introduction to the ideas of particle physics and cosmology, and superstring theory. I won't say it's the ... Read full review

Contents

The Quest for Unification
17
The Quantum Puzzle
35
The Riddle of Infinities
53
The Top Quark
72
The Birth of the Superstring Theory
81
The Missing Link
99
Supersymmetry
113
Part HI BEYOND THE FOURTH DIMENSION
129
The Mystery of Dark Matter
143
Cosmic Strings
154
Journey to Another Dimension
162
Back to the Future
178
Beyond Einstein
191
Notes
207
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1997)

Michio Kaku is Professor of Theoretical physics at the City College of the City University of New York. He graduated from Harvard and received his PhD from Berkeley. OUP publishes two of his books already - Hyperspace (1994) and Quantum Field Theory: An Introduction (1993) - and he will publish his new book, Visions, with OUP in early 1998. Hyperspace was well received and has established Kaku's name as one of theforemost popularizers of physics. The New York Times Book Review described it as `Among the best of its genre to appear in recent years'; the Independent said 'beautifully written, making difficult ideas seem accessible'. Both the Washington Postand the New York Times selected the book as one of the best science books of the year.His co-author, Jennifer Thompson, is a journalist who writes on science for publications including the New York Times.

Bibliographic information