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This ebook addresses many of the baffling questions encountered on the ultimate frontier of area and time with regards to particle physics and cosmology within the context of contemporary iconoclastic observations and advancements. while particle physics stagnated within the early seventies, a brand new improvement emerged - String thought. For the previous 25 years, String concept, popularly known as the idea of every little thing, has mesmerized not only scientists, but in addition most people. but a better scrutiny this present day unearths that it's not more than a mathematical wonder. It has neither envisioned whatever nor has it been wherever close to verification. we're primarily the place we have been within the early seventies. one other persistent challenge that Einstein had deserted was once the unified description of his concept of common Relativity that offers with the Universe at huge and Electromagnetism that is to do with debris. one of these description is critical no matter if it warrants an intensive departure from our time-honoured principles of area and time. A vibrant spot has now seemed in Cosmology. Iconoclastic observations some time past years have proven that the Universe is de facto accelerating, pushed via a mysterious darkish strength. This publication takes the lay reader via those uncharted waters and mind-boggling advancements on an incredible trip from the extremely small to the farthest stretches achieveable, through such mind's eye defying strategies as additional dimensions and a number of universes.

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