The Stuff of the Universe : Dark Matter, Mankind and Anthropic Cosmology
In this exploration of our relationshop with the universe, the authors search for the grand design of the universe and the meaning of the so-called coincidences that allow life to exist on our planet. They present the latest advances in understanding of the nature of dark matter, explore mini and massive black holes, brown dwarfs and novel forms of matter such as quarks and quark nuggets. They discuss the search for a unified theory of all the particles and forces of nature: cosmic strings, superstrings and the possibility of a theory of everything. The authors also speculate on the possibility of the existence of other universes and of other intelligent life in our own.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 128 x 198 x 14mm | 207g
- 29 Jun 1995
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- b&w illustrations, further reading
Table of contents
Why are we here? Part 1 Cosmic coincidences: how special is the universe?; the geography of the universe; two kinds of dark matter. Part 2 The stuff of the universe: the particle zoo; halo stuff; core stuff; cosmic string; gravity's telescopes; the Lyman forest - emergence and evolution of galaxies. Part 3 The bespoke universe: tailor-made for man?; or off the peg?