Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the UniverseWhat 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 coauthored by the bestselling 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. 
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User Review  rocketjk  LibraryThingI 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
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User Review  MurphyJacobs  LibraryThingConsidering 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 
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