Beyond Einstein: the cosmic quest for the theory of the by Michio Kaku

By Michio Kaku

What's superstring idea and why is it very important? Can superstrings supply the fulfilment of Einstein's lifelong dream of a idea of every little thing? Co-authored through Michio Kaku, one of many top pioneers of superstrings, this can be a exciting account of the discoveries that experience led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics this day. With the entire pleasure of a detective tale, this publication includes the latest ground-breaking study in physics, and provides a desirable examine the medical examine which can make the most unlikely attainable.

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Thus, it becomes an academic question what higher dimensions look like. In this sense, the prospect of traveling between higher dimensions was possible only at the origin of the universe, when the universe was ten-dimensional and interdimensional travel was physically possible. Dark Matter In addition to multidimensional spaces, science fiction writers sometimes spice up their novels with talk of dark matter, a mysterious form of matter with properties unlike any found in the universe. Dark matter was predicted in the past, but wherever scientists Page 13 trained their telescopes and instruments in the heavens, they found only the hundred or so familiar chemical elements existing on the earth.

Space Warps Although Einstein's theory of special relativity received wide recognition in the years after its proposal, Einstein was not satisfied with the theory. To him, it was still incomplete, with nothing more glaring than the fact that the theory omitted any reference to gravity. Newton's theory of gravity, it appeared, violated the basic principles of special relativity. Imagine what would happen if the sun disappeared suddenly. How long would it take for the earth to spin wildly out of its orbit?

At first, this seems deceptively simple. According to Maxwell's equations, a scientist on the earth and a scientist on a speeding Page 25 rocket ship will measure the same velocity for a light beam. Perhaps Maxwell himself, writing in the 1860s, realized this. However, only Einstein grasped the singular importance of this fact, for he realized that this meant we must change our notions of space and time. In 1905, Einstein finally solved the puzzle of Maxwell's theory of light. In the process, he overturned the notions of space and time that had survived for several thousand years.

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