Visions of the Multiverse

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Book Details

Pages

272 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

02/20/2011

ISBN

978-1-60163-129-9

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Steven L. Manly

    Steven Manly received an undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer College and a Ph.D. in high energy physics from Columbia University. He moved up the faculty ranks at Yale University before moving to the University of Rochester, where he now resides and terrorizes students in the introductory physics course sequences. Professor Manly works on experiments at high energy accelerators around the world where his research probes the structure of matter and the forces of nature. Recently, he was named the recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by the American Association of Physics Teachers. Steven Fournier was born and raised in Massachusetts. Amidst the 10 years he spent carousing throughout Boston, he earned a BFA degree in Illustration and Animation from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, played music with friends, and became handy with a Chef's knife. His current projects include (but not exclusively) apprenticing to be a tattoo artist, making photocopy comic book zines, training his hand to draw in his sleep, and playing country cover songs on his guitar.

The idea of a multiple universe reality is no longer considered speculative or implausible by many physicists; rather, it is deemed inescapable. Distinct concepts of the multiverse spring from quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory-based cosmology, and ideas about a mathematics based reality that borders on the religious.

In this accessible and entertaining book, Dr. Manly guides you on a tour of the many multiverse concepts and provides the non-technical background to understand them.

Visions of the Multiverse explores questions such as:

  • Just what is a multiverse?
  • What are the different concepts of the multiverse and how are they related?
  • Is it possible to determine if we live in a multiverse‚Ķor even in multiple types of multiverses?
  • How do religious concepts of the afterlife and popular ideas based on the Law of Attraction relate to the scientific visions of the multiverse?

Dr. Manly discusses a wide variety of fascinating concepts from relativity and the fundamental particles and forces of nature to dark matter, dark energy, and quantum mechanics in an unintimidating and conversational tone.

Is humanity is in the midst of a new Copernican revolution? You decide.

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