Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

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Basic Books, Aug 4, 2008 - Science - 208 pages
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The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists
 

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(original review, 2000) If there was an infinite number of universes wouldn't there be a universe in which a mad scientist had discovered how to destroy all the universes and pressed the button, so ... Read full review

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You may be familiar with a so called “proof” for the existence of a creator [or do I mean “Creator” (?)] from the apparent design of [his or her] creatures. This argument has been pretty much debunked ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
The cosmos and the microworld
planets stars and life 3 The large number N gravity in the cosmos
Stars the periodic table and
beyond our galaxy
dark matter and
is cosmic expansion slowing or speeding?
the number
what lies beyond our horizon?
Three dimensions and more
Coincidence providence or multiverse?
Notes
Index
Copyright

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Matrin Rees is a leading researcher on cosmic evolution, black holes, and galaxies. He has himself originated many key ideas, and brings a unique perspective to themes discussed in this book. He is currently a Royal Society Research Professor, and Great Britain's Astronomer Royal. Through based in Cambridge University for most of his career, he travels extensively, and collaborates wit many colleagues in the U.S. and elsewhere. He is an enthusiast for international collaboration in research, and is a member of several foreign academies.

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