A Big Bang In A Little Room: The Quest To Create New Universes
by Zeeya Merali
- Evolution and Paleontology, Astronomy, Best of 2017
Playing God in the lab
As startling as it sounds, modern physics suggests that within the next two decades, scientists may be able to perform the seemingly divine feat of concocting an entirely new baby universe, complete with its own physical laws, star systems, galaxies, and even intelligent life. A Big Bang in a Little Room unravels the ideas behind this provocative claim, theory by theory and experiment by experiment. Beyond simply explaining the science, it also tells the story of the physicists who have been laboring for decades to realize this seemingly impossible dream.
This mind-boggling book reveals that we can nurse other worlds in the tiny confines of a lab as it raises the most fundamental questions about the existence of our own universe.
About the Author
Zeeya Merali has written for Scientific American, Nature, New Scientist, and Discover, and co-authored two books in collaboration with National Geographic-Visualizing Earth Science and Visualizing Physical Geography. She is also the co-editor of several titles in The Frontiers Collection, including Questioning the Foundations of Physics.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||January 1, 2017|