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The Elegant Universe

Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

The Elegant Universe( )
Author: Greene, Brian
ISBN:978-0-393-04688-5
Publication Date:Feb 1999
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" (New York Times Book Review). Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven...
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Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Science / Physics / General
Science / Cosmology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.52 x 9.46 x 1.41 Inches
Book Weight:1.25 Pounds
Author Biography
Greene, Brian (Author)
Brian Greene was born on February 9, 1963 in New York City. After attending Stuyvesant High School, where he was a classmate of fellow physicist Lisa Randall. Brian Greene entered Harvard in 1980 to major in physics. He graduated with a bachelor's degree, and went on to earn his doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating in 1987. Greene joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, and was appointed to a full professorship in 1995. The following year, he joined the staff of Columbia University as a full professor; this remains his current position. At Columbia, Greene is co-director of the University's Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), and is leading a research program applying superstring theory to cosmological questions. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and a related PBS television special.

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