Alpha and Omega The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe

ISBN-10: 0142004464
ISBN-13: 9780142004463
Edition: N/A
Authors: Charles Seife
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Today we are on the verge of discoveries that should soon reveal the deepest secrets of the universe. In Alpha & Omega, Charles Seife takes us to the front lines of the cosmological revolution to synthesize the discoveries of scientists at observatories and laboratories around the world who are actually peering into both the cradle of the universe and its grave. The cast of characters includes galaxy hunters and microwave eavesdroppers, gravity theorists and atom smashers, all of whom are on the trail of dark matter, dark energy, and the growing inhabitants of the particle zoo. Seifes lucid explanations of scientific theories and current research make cutting-edge science both crystal clear and wonderfully exciting.

A graduate of Yale University in Mathematics, Charles Seife's areas of research include probability theory and artificial intelligence. His journalism includes articles for The New Scientist, The Economist, and Scientific American among others. His first book, Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea, won the PEN Award for Non-fiction.

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