The Trouble with Physics

The Trouble with Physics : The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next

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The author argues that physics - the basis for all other science - has lost its way. He charts the rise and fall of string theory - an ambitious attempt to formulate 'a theory of everything' that explains all the forces of nature - and takes a fascinating look at what will replace it.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 40mm | 762.03g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • B/W integrated
  • 0713997990
  • 9780713997996
  • 818,569

About Lee Smolin

Lee Smolin is a pioneering theoretical physicist and the critically acclaimed author of The Life of the Cosmos and Three Roads to Quantum Gravity. He earned his Phd in physics at Harvard, before teaching at Yale and Pennsylvania State, and went on to help to found the innovative Perimeter Institute.show more

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""An uncommonly clear and confident account . . . Even those who differ with many of Smolin's contentions can applaud his bringing physicists' anguished night thoughts into the clear light of day."--Tim Ferrisshow more

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