Publisher description for The great beyond : higher dimensions, parallel universes and the extraordinary search for a theory of everything / by Paul Halpern.
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The fundamental conundrum in physics today is the incompatibility of Einstein’s theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics. To bridge the gap between the two theories, a number of physicists have posited novel solutions involving hyperspace dimensions beyond the four that we can perceive and, most recently, branes, or membranes that exist in the fifth dimension and beyond. This lively account describes, in plain language, the history of hyperspace theory.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Physics Philosophy, Relativity (Physics)Particles (Nuclear physics)Cosmology