## The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of EverythingNo one is more successful than this author when it comes to making the cutting edge of physics more accessible to a broad lay audience. In Schrodinger's Kittens, he took readers to the eerie world of subatomic particles & waves. Now, he explores the most exciting area of research in physics today: string theory. Following a series of major breakthroughs in the 1990s, physicists are putting together a clearer picture of how subatomic particles work. By hypothesizing particles as a single loop of vibrating "string," they are on the brink of discovering a way to explain all of nature's forces in a single theory. Grandly named "superstrings," & incorporating the ideas of "supersymmetry," these models are the prime candidate for the long sought-for "Theory of Everything." Written in clear & accessible language. The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, & the Theory of Everything brings to life the remarkable scientific research that is on the cusp of radically altering our conception of the universe. |

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User Review - hcubic - LibraryThingFor most of us chemists, our knowledge of the universe is pretty good from the atomic level upward, but when students ask us (as they sometimes do) about what it is that holds the nucleus together, or ... Read full review

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User Review - KirkusPhysics changes so rapidly that a new survey of its landmarks is necessary every few years; here's an update from a popular British science writer. The focus in this book (a spinoff from the author's ... Read full review

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The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of Everything John Gribbin No preview available - 2000 |

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