Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

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Basic Books, Aug 4, 2008 - Science - 208 pages
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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Science writer and astronomer Rees summarizes the history of the universe, pointing out that six numbers related to basic physical constants (for example, the relative strengths of the gravitational ... Read full review

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More dense and convoluted than I think a popular science book should be and also could have been better written, but it also provides insight into a clearly fascinating topic and so I cannot fault it ... Read full review


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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?

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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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