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The shape of inner space : string theory and the geometry of the universe's hidden dimensions

Auteur : Shing-Tung Yau; Steven J Nadis
Éditeur : New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
Édition/format :   Livre : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. Here, Shing-Tung Yau, the man who mathematically proved that these manifolds exist, argues that not only is geometry fundamental to string theory, it is also fundamental to the very nature of our  Lire la suite...
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Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Shing-Tung Yau; Steven J Nadis
ISBN : 9780465020232 0465020232 9780465028375 0465028373
Numéro OCLC : 535492236
Description : xvii, 377 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenu : "Space/time" (poem) --
The shapes of things to come --
A universe in the margins --
Geometry in the natural order --
A new kind of hammer --
Too good to be true --
Proving Calabi --
The DNA of string theory --
Through the looking glass --
Kinks in spacetime --
Back to the real world --
Beyond Calabi-Yau --
The universe unravels --
The search for extra dimensions --
Truth, beauty, and mathematics --
The end of geometry? --
Another day, another donut --
Entering the sanctum --
"A flash in the middle of a long night" (poem).
Responsabilité : Shing-tung Yau and Steve Nadis ; illustrations by Xianfeng (David) Gu and Xiaotian (Tim) Yin.

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The leading mind behind the mathematics of string theory discusses how geometry explains the universe we see  Lire la suite...

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