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

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By: Brian Greene(Author)
Publisher: Vintage
The Elegant Universe
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String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy. This text relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind this theory.

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

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By: Brian Greene(Author)
Publisher: Vintage
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"Not since the extraordinary success of A Brief History of Time has a scientific book caused such a stir. An eloquent sweep through the history of modern physics and cosmology."
Sunday Times

"A theory of physics which defies empirical confirmation, predicts there are ten dimensions and proposes that the fundamental particles of matter are infinitely tiny strings is not the obvious basis for a bestseller, but Greene makes it zip along."
– Nigel Hawkes, The Times

"The Elegant Universe is a delightful, lucid introduction to the greatest problem in all of physics, the quest to unify the laws of nature. Greene does a masterful job in presenting complex materials in a lively, engaging manner. Highly recommended to anyone who has aver gazed at the heavens and wondered, as Einstein did, if God had a choice in making the Universe."
– Michio Kaku

"If you want to tangle with string theory then this lucid unweaving of its intricacies and knottiest problems in words and pictures will take you to the frontiers of modern physics. Outstanding."
– John D Barrow

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