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The Shape of Inner Space - by Shing-Tung Yau & Steve Nadis (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 377

Genre: Mathematics

Sub-Genre: Complex Analysis

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Shing-Tung Yau & Steve Nadis

Language: English

Street Date: March 6, 2012
TCIN: 77263294
UPC: 9780465028375
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1727
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Of course, none of this could have been foretold more than a half century ago when a man named Eugenio Calabi -- the first half of the Calabi-Yau duo -- proposed that there could be multidimensional spaces with properties so special that many mathematicians, including one of this book's authors, considered them "too good to be true." Calabi had not been thinking about physics at the time, in the early 1950s, when he advanced the famous conjecture named after him. Following the proof of the Calabi conjecture, we have learned many new and wonderful things in both physics and mathematics -- all of which suggest that Calabi-Yau spaces are not only too good to be true, as the skeptics used to say, but that they may be even better.

Brian Greene, Professor of Mathematics & Physics, Columbia University; author of The Fabric of the Cosmos and The Elegant Universe
"The Shape of Inner Space provides a vibrant tour through the strange and wondrous possibility that the three spatial dimensions we see may not be the only ones that exist. Told by one of the masters of the subject, the book gives an in-depth account of one of the most exciting and controversial developments in modern theoretical physics."

Joe Polchinski, Professor of Physics, University of California - Santa Barbara; author of String Theory

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