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Hyperspace

A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

Michio Kaku

April 2016

ISBN: 9780198785033

384 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Price: £9.99

Hyperspace is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into 10-dimensional space, time warps, and multiple universes.

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Hyperspace is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into 10-dimensional space, time warps, and multiple universes.

  • Michio Kaku's bestselling tour of the most exciting work in modern physics
  • Gives crystal clear explanations of the everyday tools of the string theorist: non-Euclidean Geometry, Kaluza-Klein Theory, and Supergravity
  • Uses fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes from history, art, and science fiction, to show that writers and artists - in addition to scientists - have been intrigued by multidimensional space for over a century
  • Demonstrates why the ability to master Hyperspace may be our only salvation from destruction at the end of space-time
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

About the Author(s)

Michio Kaku, City College of the City University of New York

Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York. An internationally acclaimed Physicist, he is the co-founder of string field theory. His recent books include the New York Times Best Sellers, Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), and The Future of the Mind (2014). He makes frequent appearances on radio, television, and film, and writes extensive online blogs and articles.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I: Entering the Fifth Dimension
    1: Worlds beyond space and time
    2: Mathematicians and mystics
    3: The man who "saw" the fourth dimension
    4: The secret of light: vibrations in the fifth dimension
    Part II: Unification in ten dimension
    5: Quantum heresy
    6: Einstein's revenge
    7: Superstrings
    8: Signals from the tenth dimension
    9: Before creation
    Part III: Wormholes: Gateways to another universe?
    10: Black holes and parallel universes
    11: To build a time machine
    12: Colliding universes
    Part IV: Masters of hyperspace
    13: Beyond the future
    14: The Fate of the universe
    15: Conclusion
    Notes
    References and Suggested Reading
    Index

Reviews

It is the best documentation for the layman of this history that I know of. - Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathmatical Society

Kaku has given us a far more than a thought-provoking, engaging read: it is a captivating tour of near-current thinking as to 'Theories of Everything' - Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation

Kaku's adventurous, tantalizing book should not be penalized for promising more than present technology can test. His intellectual perceptions will thrill lay readers, SF fans and the physics-literate. - Publishers Weekly

What's all the hype about hyperspace? Most of us have our hands full dealing with just one universe. But Kaku takes us confidently into another dimension, or ten, to see why physicists think that universes are parallel, plural, and positively fermented with wormholes! - John Barrow, author of Theories of Everything

he has written one of the best popular accounts of higher physics. - Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal

Hyperspace is beautifully written, making difficult scientific ideas seem accessible, almost easy. Kaku's journey through the ten dimensions is fascinating. - Danah Zohar, Independent

a venture into time travel and higher dimensional theories - Daily Telegraph

Absorbing, fluently written - The Independent on Sunday

Kaku's book covers the most difficult areas of modern physics ... Unusually for a book on these exciting questions, Kaku also gives a real feel for what it is like to work on them. - Focus

strikingly clear and well constructed ... provides a ... comprehensive selection of exercises at the end of every chapter - John Gribben, New Scientist

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