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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

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From the best-selling author ofThe Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos:his most thrilling and accessible book to date-a state-of-the-art tour of the cutting-edge science that is changing the way we see our world. In recent years, a growing body of work-based on the principles of quantum mechanics, cosmology, and string theory-has been steadily converging around a proposal that our universe is actually only one of many universes. In fact, research supports a number of different models of parallel universes in which our world appears: for instance, as one of many bubbles; in a rapidly growing bath of universes, or as one of numerous cosmic slabs separated from one another through additional spatial dimensions. Brian Greene, with his trademark impartiality, crystal-clear prose, and inspired use of analogy, opens up the strange worlds of the "multiverse, taking us on a journey grounded firmly in science, and limited only by our ima ginations. From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Brian Greene received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is currently a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is highly regarded for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory. His first book, The Elegant Universe, was a Peabody Award–winning PBS series, a national best seller, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; his second best-selling book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, is also currently in production as a PBS series. He lives in Andes, New York, and New York City.

Table of Contents

The bounds of reality: on parallel worlds — Endless doppelgangers: the quilted multiverse — Eternity and infinity: the inflationary multiverse — Unifying nature's laws: on the road to string theory — Hovering universes in nearby dimensions: the brane and cyclic multiverses — New thinking about an old constant: the landscape multiverse — Science and the multiverse: on inference, explanation, and prediction — The many worlds of quantum measurement: the quantum multiverse — Black holes and holograms: the holographic multiverse — Universes, computers, and mathematical reality: the simulated and ultimate multiverse — The limits of inquiry: multiverses and the future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307595256
Subtitle:
Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Greene, Brian
Subject:
Science : Physics
Subject:
Science : Cosmology
Subject:
Science : Physics - General
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main_subject
Subject:
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Publication Date:
20110125
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Quantum Mechanics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Relativity Theory

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