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|All Authors / Contributors:||
J E Baggott
|ISBN:||9781605984728 1605984728 9781605985749 1605985740|
|Description:||xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The supreme task : reality, truth, and the scientific method --
Part I. The authorized version. White ambassadors of morning : light, quantum theory and the nature of reality ; The construction of mass : matter, force and the standard model of particle physics ; Beautiful beyond comparison : space, time and the special and general theories of relativity ; The (mostly) missing universe : the universe according to the standard model of Big Bang cosmology ; What's wrong with this picture? : why the authorized version of reality can't be right --
Part II. The grand delusion. Thy fearful symmetry : beyond the standard model : supersymmetry and grand unification ; In the cemetery of disappointed hopes : superstrings, M-theory and the search for the theory of everything ; Gardeners of the cosmic landscape : many worlds and the multiverse ; Source code of the cosmos : quantum information, black holes and the Holographic Principle --
Ego sum ergo est : I am therefore it is : the anthropic cosmological principle ; Just six questions : defining the destination at the end of a hopeful journey.