Ù The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Search for the Deep Laws of the Cosmos Î Download by ¹ Brian Greene
Ù The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Search for the Deep Laws of the Cosmos Î Download by ¹ Brian Greene This is a pretty dense book. Some of the footnotes have footnotes!
I'm sure it must be very difficult for an author of a popular science book to walk the line between, on the one hand, providing enough technical information to make the arguments cogent, and on the other, miring the reader in a bog of difficult concepts and facts. My hat's off to Dr. Greene for giving it a try on some of the most outthere ideas that can be imagined.
Some very interesting ideas, but ultimately, for me this was all a little difficult to chew and swallow.
My own theory [ unencumbered by fact or mathematics :) ] is that the universe is infinite in all directions. Our atoms and subatomic particles are someoneor somethin Outstanding update of the current status of modern physics and the projections of parallel universes from various advances. I would have loved to have Greene for a teacher in college. The tour is suitable for laymen with some understanding of physics, as he provides plenty of concrete examples to explain challenging concepts and gives an opportunity to skip more technical sections. For the more knowledgeable reader, a copious appendix is available, replete with the relevant math equations.
I didn't get the book back for several years, Dr. Greene had written more by then. Oh well.
This book (as is Dr. Greene's wont) is an attempt to take highly technical and advanced ideas and make them understandable to "us", "we", "the great unwashed", "the masses". I suppose in all truthfulness it only succeeds to a point.
I mea I've now read three books about the multiverse in rapid succession: the first two were Rees's
Before The Beginning
(1996) and Davies's
The Goldilocks Enigma
(2007). This one came out just a few months ago, so I'm hopefully up to date for the moment.
Well: I'm starting to feel quite familiar with the arguments, but each book has an interestingly different slant. Rees concentrates on presenting the experimental evidence for the existence of other universesbasically, the physical constants of our own universe appear to be tuned exactly right for life to be possible, it's unlikely that this is just chance, so we're probably one of many un If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
Blood Farts: "The Hidden RealityParallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos" by Brian Greene
(original review, 2011)
The Multiverse is awesome.
We all look, we find what we may, but we all have to choose what we look at more deeply than we will look at the rest of what there is. Yes, I refuse to spend much time on multiverse hypotheses; I used to spend a lot of time looking at quantum field theory instead (and doing QFT, thinking about it, developing a feel for and making choices about what I think is important or not, and changing my mind endlessly, and becoming intimate with it as much as my abilities will let
Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist and one of the best-known string theorists. He has been a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University since 1996. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public and a related PBS television special.