Weird Universe: Exploring the Most Bizarre Ideas in Cosmology (Astronomers' Universe)


As new discoveries complicate the clinical photograph of the universe, the evolving theories concerning the nature of area and time and the origins and destiny of the universe threaten to develop into overwhelming. input David Seargent. carrying on with the author's sequence of books popularizing unusual astronomy proof and data, Weird Universe explains the weird, complex terrain of contemporary cosmology for lay readers.

From exploring a few of the unusual results of the theories of distinct and normal relativity, to probing time dilation and the dual and mother-and-baby “paradoxes” and the idea that the universe should be mathematically regarded as a hologram, the entire newest findings and conjectures are in actual fact defined in non-technical language. the improvement of quantum physics and the more moderen advancements of string and M-theory are checked out, as well as a number of hypotheses that experience no longer gained huge popularity from the clinical group, comparable to transformed gravity. input the splendidly bizarre international of those theories and achieve a brand new appreciation for the most recent findings in cosmological research.

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