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

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

Charles Seife


Humankind has grappled for millennia with the elemental questions of the beginning and finish of the universe--it was once a spotlight of historical religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. at the present time we're on the breaking point of discoveries that are meant to quickly display the inner most secrets and techniques of the universe.

Alpha and Omega is a dispatch from front traces of the cosmological revolution that's being waged at observatories and laboratories round the world-in Europe, in the USA, or even in Antarctica--where scientists are literally peering into either the cradle of the universe and its grave. Scientists--including galaxy hunters and microwave eavesdroppers, gravity theorists and atom smashers, all of whom are at the path of darkish topic, darkish power, and the starting to be population of the particle zoo-now know the way the universe will finish and are near to realizing its starting. Their findings should be one of the maximum triumphs of technology, even towering above the decoding of the human genome.

This is the e-book you want to aid comprehend the widespread front-page headlines heralding dramatic cosmological discoveries. It makes state of the art technology either crystal transparent and fantastically fascinating.

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