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.
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