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Where the Universe Came From: How Einstein’s relativity unlocks the past, present and future of the cosmos

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WHY GENERAL RELATIVITY LEAVES UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH THE COSMOS
A little over a century ago, a young Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to the world and utterly transformed our understanding of the universe. He overturned centuries of thinking about gravity by revealing how it arises from the curvature of space and time. Yet general relativity has
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by Nicholas Brealey
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Nicky
These books are based on the Instant Expert events that New Scientist hosts on various topics. I’ve been to two of them (one on genetics, one on consciousness), and they’re pretty great: pitched at a level most educated people can understand, but delving a bit deeper into some of the latest events and innovations in whatever area of science they cover. They generally have a panel of experts and, honestly, some pretty good food… Anyway, so I was interested to read this one, even without the good ...more
M Pereira
This book is a yarn about trying to make relativity (special and general) applicable to current experimental and mathematical developments in present day physics.

It seems far too same-ish from many of the other similar books. This is an 'instant expert' series. I am simultaneously less aware and more aware about Einstein. And no that's not a veiled joke about superposition: I am genuinely confounded by the concepts.
Pete daPixie
Although I always find reading about general relativity, membranes, baryons and mesons something like eating cardboard, I did manage to get through this mind blower quite quickly without any brain damage. Apart from the cardboard of relativity and especially quantum mechanics I can boldly go and gain some food for thought with black holes and the ideas of a multiverse.
The barman says, "Sorry, we don't serve hypothetical faster than light particles in here."
A tachyon walks into a bar.
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