By Charles Seife
From the writer of interpreting the Universe and Zero
Humankind has grappled for millennia with the basic questions of the beginning and finish of the universe—it was once 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 meant to quickly exhibit 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 topic, darkish strength, and the starting 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 should be one of the maximum triumphs of technological know-how, even towering above the interpreting of the human genome. this is often the ebook you want to aid comprehend the common front-page headlines heralding dramatic cosmological discoveries. It makes state of the art technological know-how either crystal transparent and beautifully interesting.
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Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe by Charles Seife