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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.
Brian Greene is scientific to his core, but he has a way with analogies to include all of us. This is not an easy book to read and understand if you are not a scientist. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was a liberal arts major, math was never my strong suit and I have had to struggle with many of the concepts here, reading and rereading them to understand what the author is... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Yellowkid
Excellent review of current theory and potential future discoveries.Published 13 days ago by Gordon E Robinson
I needed more information to follow up on Tyson's Cosmos and this is very good. How many ways can you say learning...Published 16 days ago by A. steely
Best book to explain high difficulty physics concepts without using math and it is all in plain English. 10/10, I recommend it to all my high school studentsPublished 24 days ago by AverageJoe
Overall it's a pretty good book. However, after reading it I'm still don't feel like I have a firm understanding of what string theory is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew Whalen
While it did next to nothing in enhancing the humor of the comedy series "Big Bang," it is an engaging means to understand not only why easy answers should always be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marner Musings
The television series did not come close to explaining what Dr. Green explains in this book and you don't have to be a PhD Physicist to understand his explanation - this is for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by George N. Wells