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The Resource Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos, Michio Kaku

Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos, Michio Kaku

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Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos
Title
Parallel worlds
Title remainder
a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Michio Kaku
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is our universe dying? Could there be other universes? In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku-an author who "has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth" (Wall Street Journal)-takes readers on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the universe. In his first book of physics since Hyperspace, Michio Kaku begins by describing the extraordinary advances that have transformed cosmology over the last century, and particularly over the last decade, forcing scientists around the world to rethink our understanding of the birth of the universe, and its ultimate fate. In Dr. Kaku's eyes, we are living in a golden age of physics, as new discoveries from the WMAP and COBE satellites and the Hubble space telescope have given us unprecedented pictures of our universe in its infancy. As astronomers wade through the avalanche of data from the WMAP satellite, a new cosmological picture is emerging. So far, the leading theory about the birth of the universe is the "inflationary universe theory," a major refinement on the big bang theory. In this theory, our universe may be but one in a multiverse, floating like a bubble in an infinite sea of bubble universes, with new universes being created all the time. A parallel universe may well hover a mere millimeter from our own. The very idea of parallel universes and the string theory that can explain their existence was once viewed with suspicion by scientists, seen as the province of mystics, charlatans, and cranks. But today, physicists overwhelmingly support string-theory, and its latest iteration, M-theory, as it is this one theory that, if proven correct, would reconcile the four forces of the universe simply and elegantly, and answer the question "What happened before the big bang?" Already, Kaku explains, the world's foremost physicists and astronomers are searching for ways to test the theory of the multiverse using highly sophisticated wave detectors, gravity lenses, satellites, and telescopes. The implications of M-theory are fascinating and endless. If parallel worlds do exist, Kaku speculates, in time, perhaps a trillion years or more from now, as appears likely, when our universe grows cold and dark in what scientists describe as a big freeze, advanced civilizations may well find a way to escape our universe in a kind of "inter-dimensional lifeboat." An unforgettable journey into black holes and time machines, alternate universes, and multidimensional space, Parallel Worlds gives us a compelling portrait of the revolution sweeping the world of cosmology
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Kaku, Michio
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.K134 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cosmology
  • Big bang theory
  • Superstring theories
  • Supergravity
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Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos, Michio Kaku
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-405) and index
Contents
pt. 1. The universe: Baby pictures of the universe -- The paradoxical universe -- The Big Bang -- Inflation and parallel universes. -- pt. 2. The multiverse: Dimensional portals and time travel -- Parallel quantum universes -- M-theory: the mother of all strings -- A designer universe? -- Searching for echoes from the eleventh dimension. -- pt. 3. Escape into hyperspace: The end of everything -- Escaping the universe -- Beyond the multiverse
Control code
ocm55955263
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 428 p.
Isbn
9781400033720
Lccn
2004056039
Other control number
9780385509862
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o55955263
Label
Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos, Michio Kaku
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-405) and index
Contents
pt. 1. The universe: Baby pictures of the universe -- The paradoxical universe -- The Big Bang -- Inflation and parallel universes. -- pt. 2. The multiverse: Dimensional portals and time travel -- Parallel quantum universes -- M-theory: the mother of all strings -- A designer universe? -- Searching for echoes from the eleventh dimension. -- pt. 3. Escape into hyperspace: The end of everything -- Escaping the universe -- Beyond the multiverse
Control code
ocm55955263
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 428 p.
Isbn
9781400033720
Lccn
2004056039
Other control number
9780385509862
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o55955263

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