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Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties--"string theorists work to find approximate solutions to approximate equations"--Greene gives a tour of string theory solid enough to satisfy the scientifically literate.
Though Ed Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study is in many ways the human hero of The Elegant Universe, it is not a human-side-of-physics story. Greene's focus throughout is the science, and he gives the nonspecialist at least an illusion of understanding--or the sense of knowing what it is that you don't know. And that is traditionally the first step on the road to knowledge. --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Super book on the origins of the universe....and written very well and understandably.Published 13 days ago by D. J. Singer
Brian Greene is awesome. This is the 2nd or 3rd book of his that I have read. Great read and very, very interesting.Published 16 days ago by Stacey Lipps
The most complete and readable book about the fundamentals of Physics I have ever read.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene is written in clear concise language and gives an excellent account of the development of theories of the Universe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by keith
helps me understand why they believe this stuff, even if I cannot follow a lot of it.Published 1 month ago by DJVROOM