By Charles Seife
From the writer of interpreting the Universe and Zero
Humankind has grappled for millennia with the basic questions of the foundation and finish of the universe—it was once a spotlight of historic religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. at the present time we're on the breaking point of discoveries that are supposed to quickly demonstrate the private secrets and techniques of the universe.
Alpha and Omega is a dispatch from front traces of the cosmological revolution that's being waged at observatories and laboratories round the world-in Europe, in the USA, 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 know the way the universe will finish and are near to figuring out its starting. Their findings could be one of the maximum triumphs of technology, even towering above the decoding of the human genome. this is often the e-book you want to support comprehend the common front-page headlines heralding dramatic cosmological discoveries. It makes state of the art technological know-how either crystal transparent and fantastically interesting.
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Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe by Charles Seife