The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe.
Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
About the Author
Brian Greene is the director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics and cofounder of the World Science Festival. Acclaimed for groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, he is the author of four best-selling books that have collectively sold more than two million copies worldwide. He lives in New York.
Praise for The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Sets a standard that will be hard to beat.
— George Johnson - The New York Times Book Review
Compulsively readable. . . . Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes.
— New York
As rewarding as it gets . . . a thrilling ride through a lovely landscape.
— Los Angeles Times