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Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

By: Lisa Randall

512 pages, b&w illus

Penguin Books

Paperback | May 2010 | #163566 | ISBN-13: 9780141012971
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About this book

In Warped Passages, one of the world's most exciting scientists gives us a glimpse into our future. Lisa Randall allows the reader to understand the kind of problems that extra dimensions might solve and the kind of speculation that is needed even to imagine them. She also gives an introduction to developments in early twentieth century physics, particle physics and string theory and addresses current debates about relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity - and she describes the questions that are still to be solved.


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Biography

Lisa Randall is on a quest to explain the fabric of reality. She is a leading theoretical physicist - the world's most cited - and an expert on string theory. She was the first tenured woman in the Princeton Physics department and the first tenured woman theorist at MIT and Harvard.

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