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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.
I enjoyed reading every page of the book. It doesn't matter whether you believe in the concepts presented in the book, rather it gives you a food for thought, like a splinter in... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Taher
Great read would advise for most with very basic understanding,YthanksPublished 3 days ago by hammer
nice! gets technically at the end and kinda slows down but it makes you sound smart when talking to those science people!Published 5 days ago by david
From someone who has very basic knowledge about physics, Greene successfully explains the concepts of string theory, relativity, etc. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Diana Ngo
Dr. Green does a great job of expanding our understanding of the universe(s) around us we may only imagine.Published 20 days ago by Marshall