The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

The Hidden Reality Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN here From the best selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date a book tha

  • Title: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
  • Author: Brian Greene
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  • Page: 451
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  • There is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN here.From the best selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date a book that takes on the grandest question Is ours the only universe There was a time when universe meant all there is Everything Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and coThere is an alternate cover edition for this ASIN here.From the best selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date a book that takes on the grandest question Is ours the only universe There was a time when universe meant all there is Everything Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many With crystal clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different multiverse proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space a multiverse in which you have an infinite number of doppelg ngers, each reading this sentence in a distant universe a multiverse comprising a vast ocean of bubble universes, of which ours is but one a multiverse that endlessly cycles through time, or one that might be hovering millimeters away yet remains invisible another in which every possibility allowed by quantum physics is brought to life Or, perhaps strangest of all, a multiverse made purely of math.Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of these parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality s true nature may be deeply hidden within them And, with his unrivaled ability to make the most challenging of material accessible and entertaining, Greene tackles the core question How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach Sparked by Greene s trademark wit and precision, The Hidden Reality is at once a far reaching survey of cutting edge physics and a remarkable journey to the very edge of reality a journey grounded firmly in science and limited only by our imagination.

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      Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist and one of the best known string theorists He has been a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University since 1996 He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public and a related PBS television special.

    368 thoughts on “The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos”

    1. So my buddy Ryan introduced me and Jo to his new girlfriend this past weekend and she's a mathematician (who is clearly not very good at it, because Ryan with a girlfriend doesn't add up - ZING!), so I was like "Do you think we're all avatars in a big futuristic game of The Sims?" and her face just lit up, like "I've been waiting for someone to ask me this all my life!" She is adorable, and we geeked out about parallel universes for like half an hour while Ryan and Jo made big exaggerated sighin [...]


    2. I've now read three books about the multiverse in rapid succession: the first two were Rees's Before The Beginning (1996) and Davies's The Goldilocks Enigma (2007). This one came out just a few months ago, so I'm hopefully up to date for the moment.Well: I'm starting to feel quite familiar with the arguments, but each book has an interestingly different slant. Rees concentrates on presenting the experimental evidence for the existence of other universes - basically, the physical constants of our [...]


    3. Probably one of the most comprehensive and comprehensible books on basically everything I have read. From classic physics to Einstein and string theory to reality are explained. This is definitely not a book for non-science people. Greene does, frequently, give the reader a chance to jump ahead if they do not want to read about the explanation of the theory presented. Greene will give a summary and then go into the science the reader has the choice of listening tot he details or accepting the th [...]


    4. নৃতত্ত্ববিদ্যা মতে মানব সভ্যতার জন্ম ২০,০০০-৪৪,০০০ বছর আগে। এই সময়টার ভেতর মানুষ খুব ধীরে ধীরে নতুন নতুন প্রযুক্তির উদ্ভাবন করেছে। মানুষ আগুন জ্বালাতে শিখেছে, হাড় দিয়ে হাতিয়ার তৈরী করেছে, প [...]


    5. Brian Greene really is one of the best popular science writers. His books give you a real sense of being guided by someone who genuinely knows what they're talking about, who uses metaphors effectively, and who effectively weaves the traditional material in with the new points he is making. He also approaches science with curiosity untainted by dogmatism. He is very much open to speculation, but equally open to the speculation not panning out.This book is about different concepts of the Multiver [...]


    6. Outstanding update of the current status of modern physics and the projections of parallel universes from various advances. I would have loved to have Greene for a teacher in college. The tour is suitable for laymen with some understanding of physics, as he provides plenty of concrete examples to explain challenging concepts and gives an opportunity to skip more technical sections. For the more knowledgeable reader, a copious appendix is available, replete with the relevant math equations.Greene [...]


    7. Brian = bae. Definitely one of the more accessible cosmology writers of today. Any book discussing quantum field theory and string theory is going to require your undivided attention, of course, but it’s much more readable than many others, especially if you’re fond of analogies. Turns out, there’s lots of theories that give rise to the possibility of alternate realities:Theory 1, aka Quilted Multiverse: If the universe is infinite (it might not be, but if it is) then at some point in the [...]


    8. It took me 8 months to read this book. My system is to read until my head is ready to explode, then stop for a month, then restart at the beginning. On the 4th attempt, I made it to the last page (or rather, Kindle location.) guarantee of how much was actually understood. This is a book that pried open my mind. The brain is sore and ecstatic from the experience.From the last chapter,Table 11.1 Summary of Various Versions of Parallel Universes1. Quilted Multiverse: Conditions in an infinite univ [...]


    9. This is a pretty dense book. Some of the footnotes have footnotes! I'm sure it must be very difficult for an author of a popular science book to walk the line between, on the one hand, providing enough technical information to make the arguments cogent, and on the other, miring the reader in a bog of difficult concepts and facts. My hat's off to Dr. Greene for giving it a try on some of the most out-there ideas that can be imagined. Some very interesting ideas, but ultimately, for me this was al [...]


    10. This was a good book. For a popularization, this had some pretty heavy science in it. I'm a pretty smart guy and will have to re-read it to really have a better understanding. Greene really is a good writer, because even when you don't quite understand what he's talking about, he gives you enough of the broad overview so that you can go to the next section and feel that you haven't missed anything critical.The section on "quilted multiverses" was pretty straightforward and I can claim to have un [...]


    11. The first book I had by Brian Greene was The Fabric of the Cosmos. I got it not long after it was releases and a friend asked me if he could borrow it not long after I received it in the mail, before I'd read it. I said yes.I didn't get the book back for several years, Dr. Greene had written more by then. Oh well.This book (as is Dr. Greene's wont) is an attempt to take highly technical and advanced ideas and make them understandable to "us", "we", "the great unwashed", "the masses". I suppose i [...]


    12. The first half of this book is an expansion on some of the various multiverse concepts mentioned only briefly in Greene's earlier The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos (which overlap each other a little). I was an enthusiastic reader of those, and enjoyed this deeper look at what the scientific basis of those might be, in somewhat the same style. But for the second half of the book, I want to mention specific chapters, as I feel the value of the writing swings wildly.7. Science and t [...]


    13. I always enjoy looking at scientific concepts through the lens of the fantastic or peculiar, so this exploration of parallel universes by popular physicist Brian Greene is perfect for me. Written in his usual clear, funny style, Greene naturally discusses string theory, relativity, number theory with respect to infinities, quantum theory, and numerous other scientific concepts. Instead of simply discussing these theories, however, we get to look at various proposals of multiple universes. From t [...]


    14. I really am a huge fan of Brian Greene. I've read both "The Elegant Universe" and "The Fabric of the Cosmos" and find his writing simply astonishing. With complete sympathy for readers without mathematical acumen, he explains concepts like quantum physics, the theory of relativity, the four major forces including gravity with such precision, and wit, that I found myself gasping for breath as I felt like I was reaching groundbreaking depths of understanding of how the universe works on almost eve [...]


    15. I purchased this on the strength of Brian Greene's past works and find him to be consistent in his clarity of explanation.Although I had a few sticky moments with some elements of string theory and the explanation of the concept of infinity, on the whole it went well.I didn't get the same revelatory experience I got from "Fabric of the Cosmos",as most of the multiverse theories are extensions of areas he has covered previously and as the book is written with the assumption of little or no prior [...]


    16. Finally! Brian Greene you are the master at delivering exactly what I have naturally been pondering and lack the scientific mind to undertake. Thank heavens it wasn't another science book that I had to sit through the whole of physics from Einstein onward. Way to know your audience. We are sick of the constant repeating of every major scientific breakthrough of modern times. We have heard it all a dozen times, we know the history and want to know what is going on now! Yet again you deliver in yo [...]


    17. Much of this book describes speculative hypotheses about parallel universes. Some of the explanations--for example, the bubble universes--really made my head hurt. The explanation for why string theory requires ten space-time dimensions seems a bit glib to me. Some of the analogies--imagine a bunch of clones of Cartman from South Park standing atop mountain peaks--are just too silly to take seriously. The description of black holes and entropy is fascinating. Some parts of the book are rather ph [...]


    18. I wanted to get a glimpse of the current state of physics' understanding and theories about our universe and possible multiverses, mostly after an interesting piece on Radiolab a few months ago. I felt like this book got bogged down in string theory, and I have to admit the mechanics of the holographic universe escaped me. Still, I feel like I understand more about how theories of multiverses originate, and where they might be going. Not the most fun read, and I was expecting less theoretical ph [...]


    19. This book has been covering the important items of quantum mechanicssential reading quantum book.In the text it has been described the basics of quantum mechanics.


    20. I am sold to Brian Greene after reading this one.I am fond of his simplicity for writing such a book.I was looking for such a book for quite sometime and when I learned about it I instantly decided to read it. It took me quite a time to read this book,to process it.It is a good book for the people who have little knowledge in this field.Want to broaden your knowledge on the topics like Multiverse,string theory? Read this book.


    21. Needed more "Schrodinger's Cat and less Matrix." Okay, I liked the first 66% of the book. Greene takes the time to go over, and over(and over). (and over) some of the same mathmatical points. It could get monotonous but in the first half to 2/3rds of the book he managed to add a little bit more "new stuff" to each repitition. It did help me understand string theory and that there is at least mathamatical (theoretical?) support for multiple universes and the book did a good job of explaining that [...]


    22. This book wouldn't be great without his first two. Or maybe it would, but it would seem like a fantasy ride in some bologna-artist's woo-science book. It's basically a survey of the different multiverse ideas out there - all the different ways people have dreamed up multiple universes.Given the scientific gravitas Brian Greene is able to bring, though, one has to take these ideas seriously. At least, as seriously as one can. I'm not a physicist, but I have taken a statistics course or two, and t [...]


    23. I think I may just be too dumb for books like this. There are parts I understand and that intrigue me, but then suddenly things get too complicated for me to wrap my head around. This is mostly, but not exclusively, true of the sections that delve deeply into math (though the author, thankfully, relegates a lot of the math to notes), but there are plenty of non-math sections that were equally incomprehensible to me. Some of the notes are useful for clarification, but others just muddy the waters [...]


    24. Good grasp and explanation of many concepts. Some of the good stuff is buried in the notes, though. Overuses the anthropic principle in the later chapters, which explains nothing. A solid book over all.


    25. Preface--The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosNotesSuggestions for Further ReadingIndex


    26. Notes I took while reading the book:Read by authorAbout the multiverse.Chapter 1: The bounds of reality, on parallel worlds.Clears what we mean by universe and multiverse. varieties of parallel worlds.Probabilistic nature of QM and the many worlds interpretation of it.Many paths leading to the multiverse: QM, inflation, infinite cosmos, string theory.He's open about the speculative nature of the topic. Honest from the beginning. [he was also honest in The Elegant Universe documentary - maybe I s [...]


    27. This is a fascinating book that explains with great clarity no less than 9 versions of multiverses. Each of these are mind-expanding (or mind-folding, mind-bending, mind-exploding, mind-blowing, mind-wrinkling… depending of the multiverse version). And, in many of the cases, the alternative to the existence of a multiverse is at least as anti-intuitive and/or unbelievable. So be reassured that reading this book will give you a sense that reality is much more than what our senses, or even our e [...]


    28. Really enjoyed this, especially since it introduced me to string theory which I always thought would be so much more complicated! But it turns out to be such a beautiful concept.Parallel universes will always be one of those things that interest people I think, and I'm glad that I can now sort of talk about them intelligently. My favorite theories are the simulation one, the cyclic multiverse, and quilted multiverse, with maybe brane worlds thrown in there. My only problems with this book were 1 [...]


    29. In The Hidden Reality, celebrated theoretical physicist Brian Greene explains the mind-boggling idea of a ‘Multiverse’ (plural of universe). A professor of physics at Columbia University, Greene is well-known for his two earlier works on popular science, The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos which sought to explain, among other things, the very nature of space-time. But The Hidden Reality, in explicating the idea of multiple realities, shows the layperson something that has never [...]


    30. This is a pretty good read.Greene does digress into silly analogies and painfully remedial mathematical lessons from time to time.Nevertheless, the many flavors of conceivable "multiverses" are an interesting and quite modern topic.Greene acts like a used car salesman at times, using syrupy language to give speculation more than it's due.Worst of all is his "giving equal time" to the anthropic principle!Anthropic arguments are nothing more than an "I give up" approach to explaining the yet-to-be [...]


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