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The Elegant Universe The International Bestseller That Inspired A Major Nova Special And Sparked A New Understanding Of The Universe, Now With A New Preface And Epilogue.Brian Greene, One Of The World S Leading String Theorists, Peels Away Layers Of Mystery To Reveal A Universe That Consists Of Eleven Dimensions, Where The Fabric Of Space Tears And Repairs Itself, And All Matter From The Smallest Quarks To The Most Gargantuan Supernovas Is Generated By The Vibrations Of Microscopically Tiny Loops Of Energy The Elegant Universe Makes Some Of The Most Sophisticated Concepts Ever Contemplated Accessible And Thoroughly Entertaining, Bringing Us Closer Than Ever To Understanding How The Universe Works.


10 thoughts on “The Elegant Universe

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    Original review, written December 2008 When I read this book, I remember thinking it was pretty interesting, but I am surprised how few insights I have retained to be honest, hardly any Smolin s The Trouble with Physics, which I read muchrecently, suggests that string theory is in big trouble, and right now I amtempted to side with Smolin.There s this old Nasrudin story, where he s somehow ended up as judge in a court case The D.A really makes a good case, and Nasrudin can t rOriginal review, written December 2008 When I read this book, I remember thinking it was pretty interesting, but I am surprised how few insights I have retained to be honest, hardly any Smolin s The Trouble with Physics, which I read muchrecently, suggests that string theory is in big trouble, and right now I amtempted to side...


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    Do I understand string theory Not sure.Do I understand M theory A little bit but don t ask for any algebraic reasoning.Do I know exactly what a Calabi Yau is Not really but I think they look a little like the hair balls from my cat.This is the second time I ve equated quantum physics and all its detours to a hair ball That s because I can study a hair ball and still have no idea what it is for and why they exist String Theory and the elusive TOE is in the same category I could go on my en Do I understand string theory Not sure.Do I understand M theory A little bit but don t ask for any algebraic reasoning.Do I know exactly what a Calabi Yau is Not really but I think they look a little like the hair balls from my cat.This is the second time I ve equated quantum physics and all its detours to a hair ball That s because I can study a hair ball and still have no idea what it is for and why they exist String Theory and the elusive TOE is in the same category I could go on my entire life not knowing about them but now that I do, I need to know why Newton, Einstein, Feynman, Hawking, and my cat can t all be right Or can they That is essentially the dilemma of string theory and the book Greene does a great job of putting everything in layman s term but there is a point which he must exceed the intellectual ionosphere...


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    I left Christianity a few years ago and swore off religion altogether however, after reading this book, string theory has become tantamount to religion in my life Brian Greene writes beautifully about particles, planets, and the origins of our universe as we know it today It is a heavy book I don t recommend it for anyone who wants a quick, easy read It took me almost two months to get through, but I learned a tremendous amount and...


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    To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory


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    4.0 to 4.5 stars There is a great quote to the effect that if you can t explain a subject in non technical terms so that a lay person can understand it than you haven t really mastered the subject yourself On that basis, it is clear that Brian Greene has DEFINITELY mastered the subject of general relatively, quantum dynanmics and string theory at least to the extent present technology allows For such a complicated and often non intuitive subject, Greene does an excellent job of laying o 4.0 to 4.5 stars There is a great quote to the effect that if you can t explain a subject in non technical terms so that a lay person can understand it than you haven t really mastered the subject yourself On that basis, it is...


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    AN INTRODUCTION BY WAY OF HYPERBOLIC SENTIMENT The Elegant Universe is The Bible of superstring theory.I close the covers of The Elegant Universe with powerfully mixed feelings On the one hand, Brian Greene gives us a lucidly written layman s terms explanation for high concept modern physics, providing an excellent survey of 20th century science and painting a vivid picture of a promising strategy for reconciling the discrepancies in the otherwise dominant theories On the other hand, ab AN INTRODUCTION BY WAY OF HYPERBOLIC SENTIMENT The Elegant Universe is The Bible of superstring theory.I close the covers of The Elegant Universe with powerfully mixed feelings On the one hand, Brian Greene gives us a lucidly written layman s terms explanation for high concept modern physics, providing an excellent survey of 20th century science and painting a vivid picture of a promising strategy for reconciling the discrepancies in the otherwise dominan...


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    Greene s eminently readable attempt to explain the possibilities for string superstrings to provide the linchpin for the long awaited and desired merger of gravity with the two nuclear and electromagnetic forces into a Grand United Theory Frankly, the entire idea of rolled up dimensions of a universe containing perhaps ten, twelve, eighteen dimensions, of which we are only capable of perceiving four is suitably mind blowing and humbling at the same time and although Greene s low culture themed Greene s eminently readable attempt to explain the possibilities for string superstrings to provide the linchpin for the long awaited and desired merger of gravity with the two nuclear and electromagnetic forces into a Grand United Theory Frankly, the entire idea of rolled up dimensions of a universe containing perhaps ten, twelve, eighteen dimensions, of which we are only capable of perceivi...


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    My local book club picked this book for our non fiction month I ve been a part of this group the largest best Bay Area Book club In the 5 years I been part of this group, I can t remember achallenging book to fully understand The superstring theory is taught by Brian Green for those of us with maybe a basic Physics level one course I can t imagine understanding anything, without having had at least some High School or College physics This book is not for everyone, yet it s Top N My local book club picked this book for our non fiction month I ve been a part of this group the largest best Bay Area Book club In the 5 years I been part of this group, I can t remember achallenging book to fully understand The superstring theory is taught by Brian Green for those of us with maybe a basic Physics level one course I can t imagine understanding anything, without having had at least some High School or College physics This bo...


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