Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

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In Warped Passages one of the world's most exciting scientists gives us a glimpse into our future. Incredibly readable - and illustrated throughout - it allows the general reader to understand the questions that scientists are dealing with at the frontiers of research today. Lisa Randall allows the reader to understand the kind of problems that extra dimensions might solve and the kind of speculation that is needed even to imagine them. She also gives an introduction to developments in early twentieth century physics, particle physics and string theory and addresses current debates about relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity - and she describes the questions that are still to be solved.

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"Warped Passages" is a book about extra dimensions. Incredibly readable - and illustrated throughout - it allows the general reader to understand the questions that scientists are dealing with at the frontiers of research today. Lisa Randall gives an introduction to developments in early twentieth century physics, particle physics and string theory, including branes, and addresses current debates about relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity. She allows the reader to understand the kind of problems that extra dimensions might solve. And the kind of speculation that is needed to even imagine them. She also illustrates the questions that are still left wide open.

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"A great read. . . . I highly recommend it." -- Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday

"Randall is one of the most influencial and exciting young theoretical Physicists working in elementary particle physics and cosmology today."--Lee Smolin, author of Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

"A great read. . . . I highly recommend it."--Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday

"Lisa Randall, a leading theorist, has made major contributions to both particle physics and cosmology."--Brian Greene, bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabrics of the Cosmos

Lisa Randall, a leading theorist, has made major contributions to both particle physics and cosmology. --Brian Greene, bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabrics of the Cosmos"

Randall is one of the most influencial and exciting young theoretical Physicists working in elementary particle physics and cosmology today. --Lee Smolin, author of Three Roads to Quantum Gravity"

A great read. . . . I highly recommend it. --Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday"

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