New PDF release: Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the

By Charles Seife

ISBN-10: 1101221488

ISBN-13: 9781101221488

From the writer of interpreting the Universe and Zero

Humankind has grappled for millennia with the elemental questions of the foundation and finish of the universe—it used to be a spotlight of historical religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. this day we're on the verge of collapse of discoveries that are supposed to quickly display the inner most secrets and techniques of the universe.

Alpha and Omega is a dispatch from front strains of the cosmological revolution that's being waged at observatories and laboratories round the world-in Europe, in the United States, or even in Antarctica—where scientists are literally peering into either the cradle of the universe and its grave. Scientists—including galaxy hunters and microwave eavesdroppers, gravity theorists and atom smashers, all of whom are at the path of darkish subject, darkish power, and the growing to be population of the particle zoo-now understand how the universe will finish and are on the point of knowing its starting. Their findings might be one of the maximum triumphs of technology, even towering above the interpreting of the human genome. this is often the publication you want to aid comprehend the widespread front-page headlines heralding dramatic cosmological discoveries. It makes state-of-the-art technological know-how either crystal transparent and beautifully intriguing.

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