Penguin Book


In Search of the Multiverse

John Gribbin

One of the current hot topics in physics is the concept of the Multiverse - the idea that our entire Universe may be only one member of an ensemble of a large (perhaps infinite) number of universes, separated from one another in space, time, or by occupying different dimensions of spacetime. In recent years, scientists working in disciplines as diverse as computer systems and cosmology have been investigating such concepts from different directions, and finding that they may have practical implications, as well as possibly explaining the origin and nature of the Universe. Different aspects of what has become known as the Multiverse Hypothesis have been promoted by authors such as Lee Smolin, Paul Davies, David Deutsch and Michio Kaku; but each of them has a specific viewpoint to promote. John Gribbin's speciality is to take a newly mature, complex area of science where there are many different points of view and provide an over-arching account of the whole field in a form accessible for the non-scientist. In this case, the interested readership is bound to include fans of science fiction and those with a more dilettante interest in science, as well as more dedicated science buffs.

John Gribbin is one of today's greatest writers of popular science and the author of bestselling books including In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, Stardust, Science: A History and Deep Simplicity. He trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
27/08/2009
Category
  • Science and Technology
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Extent
240
US
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Translation
David Higham Associates
Film
David Higham Associates
Serial
David Higham Associates
Audio (Unabridged)
David Higham Associates
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