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Elegant Universe, The: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

 Author: Brian Greene  Category: Quantum Physics  Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company  : 2010  ISBN: 978-0393338102  Pages: 447  Country: United States  Language: English  File size: N/A  Tags: quantum physicsstring theoryuniverse |

In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Greene, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding superstring 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.  Greene uses examples ranging from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.