The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue. 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 small The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, no...

Title | : | The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory |

Author | : | Brian Greene |

Rating | : | |

Genres | : | Science |

ISBN | : | The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory ISBN |

Edition Language | : | English |

Format Type | : | Paperback |

Number of Pages | : | 464 pages pages |

### The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory Reviews

[Original review, written December 2008] When I read this book, I remember thinking it was pretty interesting, but I am surprised how few insights I have retained... to be honest, hardly any. Smolin's The Trouble with Physics, which I read much more recently, suggests that string th...

Do I understand string theory? Not sure. Do I understand M theory? A little bit but don't ask for any algebraic reasoning. Do I know exactly what a Calabi-Yau is? Not really but I think they look a little like the hair balls from my cat. This is the second time I've equat...

I left Christianity a few years ago and swore off religion altogether; however, after reading this book, string theory has become tantamount to religion in my life. Brian Greene writes beautifully about particles, planets, and the origins of our universe as we know it today. It is a he...

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. The Kabbalah: "The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" by Brian Greene (Original review, 2001) The Kabbalah also describes 10 dimensions and beings th...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

AN INTRODUCTION BY WAY OF HYPERBOLIC SENTIMENT: The Elegant Universe is "The Bible" of superstring theory[*:]. I close the covers of The Elegant Universe with powerfully mixed feelings. On the one hand, Brian Greene gives us a lucidly-written layman's-terms explanation for high-conc...

For most of my life, physics and the general sciences have seemed beyond me. At the same time, I've been lucky enough in high school and university to have instructors who are willing to let me "give science a try" in a not threatening way. This book is one such attempt to allow ordina...

4.0 to 4.5 stars. There is a great quote to the effect that "if you can't explain a subject in non-technical terms so that a lay person can understand it than you haven't really mastered the subject yourself." On that basis, it is clear that Brian Greene has DEFINITELY mastered the sub...

My local book club picked this book for our non-fiction month. I've been a part of this group- the largest-best Bay Area Book club!!!! In the 5 years I been part of this group, I can't remember a more challenging book to fully understand. The superstring theory is 'taught' by Brian ...

Greene's eminently readable attempt to explain the possibilities for string/superstrings to provide the linchpin for the long-awaited-and-desired merger of gravity with the two nuclear and electromagnetic forces into a Grand United Theory. Frankly, the entire idea of rolled up dimensio...

This book blew my mind countless times as I read through it, so much so that I could usually only read 10-20 pages in one sitting. I had physics in high school, watched Cosmos and tons of other programs on the universe/relativity/quantum physics etc. so I have always had an interest bu...

?The Elegant Universe? by Brian Greene is a general introduction to cosmology and string theory. It is a beautifully written book! However, it is not for beginners. I think some classes in physics or cosmology, or a long-time subscription to a magazine like New Scientist or Science...

I read this book while taking a course (for non-physics students) called Modern Physics in Perspective, which centered on string theory. I learned so, so, so much in this class & the book helped a lot. If you're reading this book unassisted, be aware that there are some very confus...

This book presents the latest breakdown of empirical existance with string theory- it's really well written and it sugguest how the fundimentals of all existing things come together in a very similar way as our understanding of music (little vibrations). I love this subject because, ...

[Original review, written December 2008] When I read this book, I remember thinking it was pretty interesting, but I am surprised how few insights I have retained... to be honest, hardly any. Smolin's The Trouble with Physics, which I read much more recently, suggests that string th...

Do I understand string theory? Not sure. Do I understand M theory? A little bit but don't ask for any algebraic reasoning. Do I know exactly what a Calabi-Yau is? Not really but I think they look a little like the hair balls from my cat. This is the second time I've equat...

I left Christianity a few years ago and swore off religion altogether; however, after reading this book, string theory has become tantamount to religion in my life. Brian Greene writes beautifully about particles, planets, and the origins of our universe as we know it today. It is a he...

[Original review, written December 2008] When I read this book, I remember thinking it was pretty interesting, but I am surprised how few insights I have retained... to be honest, hardly any. Smolin's The Trouble with Physics, which I read much more recently, suggests that string th...

Do I understand string theory? Not sure. Do I understand M theory? A little bit but don't ask for any algebraic reasoning. Do I know exactly what a Calabi-Yau is? Not really but I think they look a little like the hair balls from my cat. This is the second time I've equat...

I left Christianity a few years ago and swore off religion altogether; however, after reading this book, string theory has become tantamount to religion in my life. Brian Greene writes beautifully about particles, planets, and the origins of our universe as we know it today. It is a he...

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. The Kabbalah: "The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" by Brian Greene (Original review, 2001) The Kabbalah also describes 10 dimensions and beings th...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

AN INTRODUCTION BY WAY OF HYPERBOLIC SENTIMENT: The Elegant Universe is "The Bible" of superstring theory[*:]. I close the covers of The Elegant Universe with powerfully mixed feelings. On the one hand, Brian Greene gives us a lucidly-written layman's-terms explanation for high-conc...

For most of my life, physics and the general sciences have seemed beyond me. At the same time, I've been lucky enough in high school and university to have instructors who are willing to let me "give science a try" in a not threatening way. This book is one such attempt to allow ordina...

4.0 to 4.5 stars. There is a great quote to the effect that "if you can't explain a subject in non-technical terms so that a lay person can understand it than you haven't really mastered the subject yourself." On that basis, it is clear that Brian Greene has DEFINITELY mastered the sub...

My local book club picked this book for our non-fiction month. I've been a part of this group- the largest-best Bay Area Book club!!!! In the 5 years I been part of this group, I can't remember a more challenging book to fully understand. The superstring theory is 'taught' by Brian ...

Greene's eminently readable attempt to explain the possibilities for string/superstrings to provide the linchpin for the long-awaited-and-desired merger of gravity with the two nuclear and electromagnetic forces into a Grand United Theory. Frankly, the entire idea of rolled up dimensio...

This book blew my mind countless times as I read through it, so much so that I could usually only read 10-20 pages in one sitting. I had physics in high school, watched Cosmos and tons of other programs on the universe/relativity/quantum physics etc. so I have always had an interest bu...

?The Elegant Universe? by Brian Greene is a general introduction to cosmology and string theory. It is a beautifully written book! However, it is not for beginners. I think some classes in physics or cosmology, or a long-time subscription to a magazine like New Scientist or Science...

I read this book while taking a course (for non-physics students) called Modern Physics in Perspective, which centered on string theory. I learned so, so, so much in this class & the book helped a lot. If you're reading this book unassisted, be aware that there are some very confus...

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. The Kabbalah: "The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory" by Brian Greene (Original review, 2001) The Kabbalah also describes 10 dimensions and beings th...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

AN INTRODUCTION BY WAY OF HYPERBOLIC SENTIMENT: The Elegant Universe is "The Bible" of superstring theory[*:]. I close the covers of The Elegant Universe with powerfully mixed feelings. On the one hand, Brian Greene gives us a lucidly-written layman's-terms explanation for high-conc...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

For most of my life, physics and the general sciences have seemed beyond me. At the same time, I've been lucky enough in high school and university to have instructors who are willing to let me "give science a try" in a not threatening way. This book is one such attempt to allow ordina...

4.0 to 4.5 stars. There is a great quote to the effect that "if you can't explain a subject in non-technical terms so that a lay person can understand it than you haven't really mastered the subject yourself." On that basis, it is clear that Brian Greene has DEFINITELY mastered the sub...

My local book club picked this book for our non-fiction month. I've been a part of this group- the largest-best Bay Area Book club!!!! In the 5 years I been part of this group, I can't remember a more challenging book to fully understand. The superstring theory is 'taught' by Brian ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Greene's eminently readable attempt to explain the possibilities for string/superstrings to provide the linchpin for the long-awaited-and-desired merger of gravity with the two nuclear and electromagnetic forces into a Grand United Theory. Frankly, the entire idea of rolled up dimensio...

This book blew my mind countless times as I read through it, so much so that I could usually only read 10-20 pages in one sitting. I had physics in high school, watched Cosmos and tons of other programs on the universe/relativity/quantum physics etc. so I have always had an interest bu...

?The Elegant Universe? by Brian Greene is a general introduction to cosmology and string theory. It is a beautifully written book! However, it is not for beginners. I think some classes in physics or cosmology, or a long-time subscription to a magazine like New Scientist or Science...

I read this book while taking a course (for non-physics students) called Modern Physics in Perspective, which centered on string theory. I learned so, so, so much in this class & the book helped a lot. If you're reading this book unassisted, be aware that there are some very confus...

This book presents the latest breakdown of empirical existance with string theory- it's really well written and it sugguest how the fundimentals of all existing things come together in a very similar way as our understanding of music (little vibrations). I love this subject because, ...

Physics books. Can I understand them properly? No. Am I still absolutely fascinated by them? Yes. String Theory. Do I understand it properly? Hell no. Am I fascinated by it? To the last detail. ...

The first few chapters are fascinating as Greene recounts the history of modern physics, its departure from classical, Newtonian understanding. Then, he moves into string theory, and I found the arguments and explanations harder to follow. As Greene wrote the book just a few years afte...

I never really got the hang of String Theory. I find it awfully weird and almost nigh-unscientific. Not being a physicist, I try not to make judgments about it, since I clearly don't understand it one bit - at least on the math level! - but I have to say that Brian Greene didn't endear...

Dear God, Will you ever allow us folks down here on Earth to come up with Einstein?s dream of a Theory of Everything (ToE)? The fact of the matter is that there are essentially two opposing theories upon which rests our knowledge of the universe: General Relativity and Quantum Me...

Disclaimer: I am not a physicist. I have a MSc in environmental sciences which is 20 years out of date. Brian Greene describes elegantly special and general relativity as well as important aspects of quantum physics in the first third of his book. It is worth its money for these fir...

Brian Greene had put all his efforts to write this book as much simple as he can and he succeeded to do so.The way he describes the technical terms in this book with such a great simplicity is really very appreciating.Several examples are also taken into account to profoundly explain s...

This is the first book by Brian Greene that I read. The first chapters were amazing and engaging, however later chapters about string theory were very hard for me to understand and I actually didn't finish the whole book, because I could not understand what I was reading. The author...

Dr. Greene, unfortunately, imagines himself to be a much better writer and expositor than he actually is. Far too much time is wasted on silly examples to explain his points; so much that the analogies not only break down but become absurd. These concepts are not very difficult. Dr. Gr...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

This book covers most of the basics of Physics theory. Relativity, quantum physics and then string theory. As the authors specialty is string theory about 50% of the book is dedicated to this subject. I admit that there were some concepts that I had a hard time understanding as there i...

I have copious notes where I disagreed with the author. While I understand he is probably the leading public proponent of string theory, I felt that his oversimplification lead to some really problematic axioms and it was upon these shaky foundations that he tried to map out string the...

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Read it twice now - I love it even though I don't understand it all, the snippets I do 'get' are wowsicles. ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

This book presents the latest breakdown of empirical existance with string theory- it's really well written and it sugguest how the fundimentals of all existing things come together in a very similar way as our understanding of music (little vibrations). I love this subject because, ...

Physics books. Can I understand them properly? No. Am I still absolutely fascinated by them? Yes. String Theory. Do I understand it properly? Hell no. Am I fascinated by it? To the last detail. ...

The first few chapters are fascinating as Greene recounts the history of modern physics, its departure from classical, Newtonian understanding. Then, he moves into string theory, and I found the arguments and explanations harder to follow. As Greene wrote the book just a few years afte...

I never really got the hang of String Theory. I find it awfully weird and almost nigh-unscientific. Not being a physicist, I try not to make judgments about it, since I clearly don't understand it one bit - at least on the math level! - but I have to say that Brian Greene didn't endear...

Dear God, Will you ever allow us folks down here on Earth to come up with Einstein?s dream of a Theory of Everything (ToE)? The fact of the matter is that there are essentially two opposing theories upon which rests our knowledge of the universe: General Relativity and Quantum Me...

Disclaimer: I am not a physicist. I have a MSc in environmental sciences which is 20 years out of date. Brian Greene describes elegantly special and general relativity as well as important aspects of quantum physics in the first third of his book. It is worth its money for these fir...

Brian Greene had put all his efforts to write this book as much simple as he can and he succeeded to do so.The way he describes the technical terms in this book with such a great simplicity is really very appreciating.Several examples are also taken into account to profoundly explain s...

This is the first book by Brian Greene that I read. The first chapters were amazing and engaging, however later chapters about string theory were very hard for me to understand and I actually didn't finish the whole book, because I could not understand what I was reading. The author...

Dr. Greene, unfortunately, imagines himself to be a much better writer and expositor than he actually is. Far too much time is wasted on silly examples to explain his points; so much that the analogies not only break down but become absurd. These concepts are not very difficult. Dr. Gr...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

This book covers most of the basics of Physics theory. Relativity, quantum physics and then string theory. As the authors specialty is string theory about 50% of the book is dedicated to this subject. I admit that there were some concepts that I had a hard time understanding as there i...

I have copious notes where I disagreed with the author. While I understand he is probably the leading public proponent of string theory, I felt that his oversimplification lead to some really problematic axioms and it was upon these shaky foundations that he tried to map out string the...

?? ????? ??? ??????? ?????? 2003 ????? ????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV_X2B... ????? ?????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9giLn... ????? ?????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36tGKr... ...

Read it twice now - I love it even though I don't understand it all, the snippets I do 'get' are wowsicles. ...

Picked this one up in preparation for an event with Brian Greene. Written over 15 years ago, it is missing the latest developments and consensus, which seems to be that the original vision for String Theory (ST) as a TOE didn?t pan out, yet it is still the only TOE we got. It's a bit...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Physics books. Can I understand them properly? No. Am I still absolutely fascinated by them? Yes. String Theory. Do I understand it properly? Hell no. Am I fascinated by it? To the last detail. ...

The first few chapters are fascinating as Greene recounts the history of modern physics, its departure from classical, Newtonian understanding. Then, he moves into string theory, and I found the arguments and explanations harder to follow. As Greene wrote the book just a few years afte...

I never really got the hang of String Theory. I find it awfully weird and almost nigh-unscientific. Not being a physicist, I try not to make judgments about it, since I clearly don't understand it one bit - at least on the math level! - but I have to say that Brian Greene didn't endear...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Dear God, Will you ever allow us folks down here on Earth to come up with Einstein?s dream of a Theory of Everything (ToE)? The fact of the matter is that there are essentially two opposing theories upon which rests our knowledge of the universe: General Relativity and Quantum Me...

Disclaimer: I am not a physicist. I have a MSc in environmental sciences which is 20 years out of date. Brian Greene describes elegantly special and general relativity as well as important aspects of quantum physics in the first third of his book. It is worth its money for these fir...

Brian Greene had put all his efforts to write this book as much simple as he can and he succeeded to do so.The way he describes the technical terms in this book with such a great simplicity is really very appreciating.Several examples are also taken into account to profoundly explain s...

This is the first book by Brian Greene that I read. The first chapters were amazing and engaging, however later chapters about string theory were very hard for me to understand and I actually didn't finish the whole book, because I could not understand what I was reading. The author...

Dr. Greene, unfortunately, imagines himself to be a much better writer and expositor than he actually is. Far too much time is wasted on silly examples to explain his points; so much that the analogies not only break down but become absurd. These concepts are not very difficult. Dr. Gr...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

This book covers most of the basics of Physics theory. Relativity, quantum physics and then string theory. As the authors specialty is string theory about 50% of the book is dedicated to this subject. I admit that there were some concepts that I had a hard time understanding as there i...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

I have copious notes where I disagreed with the author. While I understand he is probably the leading public proponent of string theory, I felt that his oversimplification lead to some really problematic axioms and it was upon these shaky foundations that he tried to map out string the...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

?? ????? ??? ??????? ?????? 2003 ????? ????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV_X2B... ????? ?????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9giLn... ????? ?????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36tGKr... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

Read it twice now - I love it even though I don't understand it all, the snippets I do 'get' are wowsicles. ...

Picked this one up in preparation for an event with Brian Greene. Written over 15 years ago, it is missing the latest developments and consensus, which seems to be that the original vision for String Theory (ST) as a TOE didn?t pan out, yet it is still the only TOE we got. It's a bit...

Well, this was disappointing. Brian Greene's book with a pointlessly superlong title, had started off just fine, providing a nice recap of major developments in physics during the last century or so, with the special focus on Einstein's revolutionary theories, and on quantum mechanics ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

Readers who have not discovered Greene should no waste one minute more! ...

Picked this one up in preparation for an event with Brian Greene. Written over 15 years ago, it is missing the latest developments and consensus, which seems to be that the original vision for String Theory (ST) as a TOE didn?t pan out, yet it is still the only TOE we got. It's a bit...

Well, this was disappointing. Brian Greene's book with a pointlessly superlong title, had started off just fine, providing a nice recap of major developments in physics during the last century or so, with the special focus on Einstein's revolutionary theories, and on quantum mechanics ...

I have to admit this has been a book I have had a love-hate relationship with for a good few months. I may have had it a lot easier than others as the friend who graciously loaned me this book had preempted me with a few documentary videos of Stephen Hawking and BBC as an introduction ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...

To think I put all that effort to understand a discredited theory... ...