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Elegant Universe Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

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ISBN-10: 039333810X

ISBN-13: 9780393338102

Edition: 2010

Authors: Brian Greene

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Brian Greene was born on February 9, 1963 in New York City. After attending Stuyvesant High School, where he was a classmate of fellow physicist Lisa Randall. Brian Greene entered Harvard in 1980 to major in physics. He graduated with a bachelor's degree, and went on to earn his doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, graduating in 1987. Greene joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, and was appointed to a full professorship in 1995. The following year, he joined the staff of Columbia University as a full professor; this remains his current position. At Columbia, Greene is co-director of the University's Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP), and is leading a research program applying superstring theory to cosmological questions. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and a related PBS television special.