Welcome to the world of cutting-edge math, physics, and neuroscience, where the search for the ultimate vacuum, the point of nothingness, ground zero of theory, has rendered the universe deep, rich, and juicy. qModern physics has animated the void, q says K. C. Cole in her entrancing journey into the heart of Nothing. Every time scientists and mathematicians think they have reached the ultimate void, new stuff appears: a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time, repulsive anti-gravity, universes that breed like bunnies. Cole's exploration at the edge of everything is as animated and exciting as the void itself. Take Cole's hand on this adventure into the unknown, and you'll come back informed, amused, and excited.The tenor of the silence tells a great deal about the circumstances that make it possible. ... a high-caliber cap pistol, the shot sets off a thousand thunderclaps, the sound literally bouncing off the walls in endless echoes that reverberate deep in your bones. ... There is the slightest pop, like a wine cork gently leaving the bottle.
|Title||:||The Hole in the Universe|
|Author||:||K. C. Cole|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-07-18|