November 1, 2011
November 1, 2011
From the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date& 8212;a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe?
There was a time when & 8220;universe& 8221; meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different & 8220;multiverse& 8221; proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space: a multiverse in which you have an infinite number of doppelg& 228;ngers, each reading this sentence in a distant universe; a multiverse comprising a vast ocean of bubble universes, of which ours is but one; a multiverse that endlessly cycles through time, or one that might be hovering millimeters away yet remains invisible; another in which every possibility allowed by quantum physics is brought to life. Or, perhaps strangest of all, a multiverse made purely of math.
Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of these parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality& 8217;s true nature may be deeply hidden within them. And, with his unrivaled ability to make the most challenging of material accessible and entertaining, Greene tackles the core question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach?
Sparked by Greene& 8217;s trademark wit and precision, The Hidden Reality is at once a far-reaching survey of cutting-edge physics and a remarkable journey to the very edge of reality& 8212;a journey grounded firmly in science and limited only by our imagination.
From the Hardcover edition.
- Genre: Philosophy, Science
- Subgenre: Quantum Theory, General, Relativity, Physics, Cosmology
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Brian Greene
- Online Item #: 13776350
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-7548
- ISBN: 9780307278128
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported