The Hidden Reality: Book summary and reviews of The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene

The Hidden Reality

Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

by Brian Greene

The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene

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In recent years, a growing body of work - based on the principles of quantum mechanics, cosmology, and string theory - has been steadily converging around a proposal that our universe is actually only one of many universes. In fact, research supports a number of different models of parallel universes in which our world appears: for instance, as one of many "bubbles" in a rapidly growing bath of universes, or as one of numerous cosmic slabs separated from one another through additional spatial dimensions.

Brian Greene, with his trademark impartiality, "multiverse," taking us on a journey grounded firmly in science, and limited only by our imaginations.

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"Starred Review ...Greene presents a lucid, intriguing, and triumphantly understandable state-of-the-art look at the universe." - Publishers Weekly

"The result is that rare accomplishment in science writing for a popular audience: a volume that explains the science and its consequences while stimulating the imagination of even the uninitiated." - Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2011

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Brian Greene Author Biography

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Brian Greene (born February 9, 1963) is a theoretical physicist and one of the best-known string theorists.

He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, was appointed to a full professorship in 1995, and in 1996 joined Columbia University where he is professor of physics and mathematics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more than twenty-five countries and is widely regarded for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory. He lives in Andes, New York, and New York City.

In his national bestseller, The Elegant Universe, Greene recounts how the theories of general relativity and quantum ...

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