Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a hose to explain the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics to both illuminate and entertain, this book is a tour de force of scientific writing - a delightful, ...
Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Random House
In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leadin string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter - from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas - is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a hose to explain the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics to both illuminate and entertain, this book is a tour de force of scientific writing - a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer to understanding how the universe works.
Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing -- a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to ...
Author: Brian Greene
Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics
I wrote The Elegant Universe in an attempt to make the remarkable insights emerging from the forefront of physics research ... of our conception of the cosmos, and what challenges lie ahead in the ongoing quest for the ultimate theory.
Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A new edition of the New York Times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter. Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" (New York Times Book Review). Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom. In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
7 Joseph McMaster, Director, “Part 1: Einstein's Dream,” in The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, Hosted by Brian Greene, DVD (ANOVA Production for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4, ...
Author: Craig Hines
Publisher: Stygian Press
This ground-breaking and provocative book presents new and astonishing interpretations of ancient history, mythology and world religions that will call many established beliefs into question. In Gateway of the Gods, author Craig Hines invites readers to reconsider preconceived notions concerning Biblical theology in light of recent scientific discoveries and inquiries concerning the nature of the universe. This fascinating exploration reveals a number of ideas that have been suppressed and obscured behind layers of symbolism and misguided propaganda for thousands of years... until now. Why is it that so many world cultures share details of an event when fallen angels descended upon the earth and fathered hybrid offspring called the Nephilim? Is it possible that these beings used "gateway" technology housed within pyramids and holy temples to travel between the heavenly and earthly realms? Do the latest advances in theoretical physics lend credibility to the idea that otherworldly beings might reside in dimensions parallel to our own? Do the recorded voices of the "dead," known as Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), indicate that we may be able to communicate with these other realms? Was a secret message embedded within ancient texts that could only be revealed after we have attained the knowledge and technology necessary to understand it? Does this message offer a solution to the approaching environmental disaster that scientists warn will be more devastating to human civilization than any others in recorded history? Drawing from a variety of historical sources and years of meticulous research, the author weaves together a compelling argument involving a range of seemingly disparate topics that when considered together, formulate a radically new narrative concerning the history and destiny of the human race.
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Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Random House
'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York Times In this international bestseller, Columbia University professor Brian Greene provides, in layman’s terms, a comprehensive demystification of string theory. Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of the unknown, through introducing concepts from quantum mechanics to general relativity, to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions. Accessible and enlightening, Greene's inimitable blend of expert scientific insight and literary ingenuity makes The Elegant Universe an exhilarating read that brings us closer to understanding how our magnificent universe works. ‘Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings’ Sunday Telegraph
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Author: Perry R Rettig
American universities were not designed to be nimble and responsive to the changes necessary to meet today's challenges. The Quantum University describes lessons learned from the contemporary sciences which can then serve as guide posts to help our university leaders meet these challenges.
Lee Smolin, The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next (New York: Houghton ... Laurie M. Brown, “Brian Greene: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest ...
Author: Declan Fahy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A new cultural icon strode the world stage at the turn of the twenty-first century: the celebrity scientist, as comfortable in Vanity Fair and Vogue as Smithsonian. Declan Fahy profiles eight of these eloquent, controversial, and compelling sellers of science to investigate how they achieved celebrity in the United States and internationally—and explores how their ideas influence our understanding of the world. Fahy traces the career trajectories of Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Steven Pinker, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Stephen Jay Gould, Susan Greenfield, and James Lovelock. He demonstrates how each scientist embraced the power of promotion and popularization to stimulate thinking, impact policy, influence research, drive controversies, and mobilize social movements. He also considers critical claims that they speak beyond their expertise and for personal gain. The result is a fascinating look into how celebrity scientists help determine what it means to be human, the nature of reality, and how to prepare for society’s uncertain future.
72 Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, 2nd ed. (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010), chap. 8, Kindle. 73 Two dimensions of time give God the ability to hear prayers ...
Author: Michael T. Santini
If heaven will be coming to the third planet from the sun, then where will hell or the lake of fire be? This question will be increasingly asked as the final judgment of humankind approaches. Places of loss and banishment will be away from paradisical Earth. Dr. Santini, a minister and retired aerospace engineer who has worked on top secret space projects, argues that just as heaven will be on a renewed Earth, hell will also be a physically real place—and it could be on Venus or a distant exoplanet. In this book, he investigates the interactive nature of the eternal spiritual realm with the domain of our planetary existence. He provides evidence for the fusing of the seen and unseen worlds by exploring the fundamental properties of the universe, which include space, time, matter, and energy. By revealing correlations between the Bible and science, the author deduces the ultimate destiny for saved and unsaved humanity could be within the universe, providing a new perspective on life after death.