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Universe on A T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything

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Publisher Comments:

The Holy Grail of physics is the search by physicists, astronomers, and mathematicians through the ages to find the Theory of Everything, a theory so concise and so profound it would fit, like Einstein's e=mc2, on a T-shirt. No scientific quest is as exciting and elusive as the search to understand the Universe. Falk's book places this search in its historical context, tracing the quest from its roots in ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, through the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, up to the excitement of string theory and today's efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity. With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk's enlightening and entertaining book is aimed very much for the general reader. The search for a Unified Theory is full of quirky personalities, interesting tales, and moments of brilliance-high science and high drama.

Synopsis:

The search for a Unified Theory is full of quirky personalities, interesting tales, and moments of brilliance—high science and high drama.

About the Author

Dan Falk is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster who has received the prestigious Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers and the Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy from the American Institute of Physics for his documentary work.  He is also the author of In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611452907
Subtitle:
The Quest for the Theory of Everything
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Author:
Falk, Dan
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Physics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110418
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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