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When the universe took a u-turn

Author: B G Sidharth; World Scientific (Firm)
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2010.
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This book addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of recent iconoclastic observations and developments. When particle physics stagnated in the early seventies, a new development emerged - String Theory. For the past 25 years, String Theory, popularly called the "Theory of Everything", has mesmerized not just  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B G Sidharth; World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN: 9789814277822 9814277827
OCLC Number: 612404868
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 186 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: 1. The Lord is subtle, but defies commonsense! --
2. You can be younger than your grandson --
3. God does not play dice, or does He? 3.1. The classical catastrophe. 3.2. Particles disguised as waves. 3.3. The paradox of reality --
4. Time is running backwards isn't it? 4.1. Dealing with billions. 4.2. Time, the eternal enigma --
5. On a collision course. 5.1. Bits of atoms. 5.2. Fundamental forces. 5.3. Quantum gravity. 5.4. Strings and loops. 5.5. A critique. 5.6. Smashing the atoms --
6. Law without law. 6.1. The perfect universe. 6.2. The lawless universe --
7. When the universe took a U turn. 7.1. The exploding universe. 7.2. Birth pangs of the universe. 7.3. The infant universe. 7.4. A dark mystery. 7.5. The U turn. 7.6. A darker mystery. 7.7. Other footprints. 7.8. A new dawn. 7.9. Blow out infinity.
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Addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of the iconoclastic observations and developments.

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