Universe on a T-shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything (Paperback)Dan Falk (author)
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Dan Falk places this intriguing story in its historical context, tracing the quest from ancient Greece to the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, to the excitement over string theory and today's efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity. With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk's accessible approach is ideal for anyone intrigued by the advances in modern physics but still wondering what theoretical physicists are searching for, and why. Today's physicists use sophisticated methods, but their goal--the search for simplicity--has not changed since the time of the ancient Greeks. Universe on a T-Shirt is filled with quirky personalities, brilliant minds, and bold ideas--high science and high drama.
"An admirably concise and comprehensive overview of cosmology . . . [that] offers intriguing insights into the philosophic and personal outlooks motivating the scientists involved, from the ancient Greeks through Newton and Einstein . . . [and] Stephen Hawking and Ed Witten."--Booklist
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 206 x 140 x 23 mm
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