The Hidden Reality

The Hidden Reality : Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

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There was a time when universe meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different multiverse proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space: a multiverse in which you have an infinite number of doppelgangers, each reading this sentence in a distant universe; a multiverse comprising a vast ocean of bubble universes, of which ours is but one; a multiverse that endlessly cycles through time, or one that might be hovering millimeters away yet remains invisible; another in which every possibility allowed by quantum physics is brought to life. Or, perhaps strangest of all, a multiverse made purely of mathematics. Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of these parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality s true nature may be deeply hidden within them."show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 12 pages
  • 130 x 148 x 30mm | 322.05g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739383523
  • 9780739383520
  • 830,380

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"An in-depth yet marvelously accessible look inside the perplexing world of modern theoretical physics and cosmology . . . Greene presents a lucid, intriguing, and triumphantly understandable state-of-the-art look at the universe." --"Publishers Weekly" (Starred review) "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About Brian Greene

Brian Greenereceived his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, was appointed to a full professorship in 1995, and in 1996 joined Columbia University, where he is professor of physics and mathematics. His first book, "The Elegant Universe," was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, "The Fabric of the Cosmos," was also a national bestseller."show more

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