13.8 THE QUEST TO FIND THE TRUE AGE OF THE UNIVERSE


13.8 THE QUEST TO FIND THE TRUE AGE OF THE UNIVERSE

JOHN GRIBBIN    Book Number: 84275    Product format: Paperback

Master of popular science writing John Gribbin tells for the first time in this landmark book the dramatic story to find the Holy Grail of physics. That has been to find a unified 'Theory of Everything', that reconciles the general theory of relativity and quantum theory, combining them into one mathematical package, a single equation that contains the proverbial answer to life, the Universe and everything. The book tells the dramatic story of the quest to bring those two theories into alignment - the discovery of the true age of the Universe at 13.8 billion years, a definite moment in time when stars, planets, galaxies and people originated. Gribbin looks at the apparent conflict of the 1940s perceptions of the Universe as infinite in time and space to the modern consensus, including the significance of the Planck results and also looks at the "pre-history" of cosmology and astrophysics going back to 19th century discoveries that pointed the way to an understanding of the nature of stars and the Universe. 242pp in paperback, with eight pages of colour images and eight pages in black and white.
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ISBN 9781785781087
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from Anonymous on 31/08/2019
At last a book that beat my understanding in parts and I thought that I had a good grasp on the problem. If you are not already comfortable with the science it proves a little difficult to follow although clearly written.
It gave me the feeling that the universe just makes things up as we observe it!