The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory (Book, 2003) []
skip to content
The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory

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

Author: B Greene
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
"String theory, many physicists believe, is the key to the unified field theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. At last, science has found a way to overcome the nearly century-old rift between the laws of the large - general relativity - and the laws of the small - quantum mechanics. String theory deftly unites these two pillars of modern physics into a single, harmonious whole by declaring that all  Read more...

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Greene
ISBN: 0393058581 9780393058581 9780393338102 039333810X
OCLC Number: 1001878966
Notes: Includes additional preface, 2003.
Edition statement from p. vii.
"First edition" on t.p. verso.
Awards: Winner of Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science 1999
Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize 2000
Description: xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Edge of knowledge --
ch. 1. Tied up with string --
pt. 2. Dilemma of space, time, and the quanta --
ch. 2. Space, time, and the eye of the beholder --
ch. 3. Of warps and ripples --
ch. 4. Microscopic weirdness --
ch. 5. Need for a new theory: general relativity vs. quantum mechanics --
pt. 3. Cosmic symphony --
ch. 6. Nothing but music: the essentials of superstring theory --
ch. 7. "Super" in superstrings --
ch. 8. More dimensions than meet the eye --
ch. 9. Smoking gun: experimental signatures --
pt. 4. String theory and the fabric of spacetime --
ch. 10. Quantum geometry --
ch. 11. Tearing the fabric of space --
ch. 12. Beyond strings: in search of m-theory --
ch. 13. Black holes: a string/m-theory perspective --
ch. 14. Reflections on cosmology --
pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century --
ch. 15. Prospects.
Responsibility: Brian R. Greene.


The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Sets a standard that will be hard to beat." -- George Johnson - The New York Times Book Review "Compulsively readable. . . . Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.