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The elegant universe: superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

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A fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter. Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom. In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
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table_of_contents pt. 1. The edge of knowledge -- pt. 2. The dilemma of space, time, and the quanta -- pt. 3. The cosmic symphony -- pt. 4. String theory and the fabric of spacetime -- pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century.
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title The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
title_display The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory
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