The Elegant Universe

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Februar 2000



An erudite explanation of String theory, which resolves the hundred-year-old antagonism between General Relativity and Quantum Theory. Relating the scientific struggle behind physics' search for the theory of everything, it makes some of the most complicated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and entertaining. "Not since the extraordinary success of "A Brief History Of Time", has a scientific book caused such a stir" "Sunday Times".


Brian Greene is Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and Cornell University.


"Develops one fresh new insight after another... In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat" New York Times Book Review "Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings, explaining why they are generating so much excitement among their devotees. Greene's achievement is to make us feel at home in the chillingly abstract world of strings and to convince us that we must take it seriously" Sunday Telegraph "As rewarding as it gets... A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape... A compelling human saga" Los Angeles Times Book Review "Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes" New York "[A] tour-de-force of science writing...peels away layers of detail and reveals the stunning essence of cutting-edge physics" -- Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University; Fields Medalist, winner of the National Medal of Science
EAN: 9780099289920
ISBN: 009928992X
Untertitel: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory. 'Vintage Books'. Mit Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 448 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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