Faster Than the Speed of Light : The Story of a Scientific Speculation
What if the speed of lightÂnow accepted as one of the unchanging foundations of modern physicsÂwere not constant? Brilliant young physicist JoÃ£o Magueijo puts forth the heretical idea that light once traveled faster, in the very early days of the universeÂan idea that may dethrone Einstein and forever change our understanding of the universe. Solving the most intractable problems of cosmology in one brilliant leap, MagueijoÂ's varying-speed-of-light theory (VSL) could have truly marvelous implications for space travel, black holes, time dilation, and string theoryÂand could help uncover the grand unified theory that ultimately eluded Einstein. Faster Than the Speed of Light tells the remarkable story of MagueijoÂ's struggle to understand how the universe works, to challenge long-established ideas, and to fight to have his bold new vision accepted.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
- 01 Feb 2004
- Penguin Group USA