A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes

A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes

by Zeeya Merali


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ISBN-13: 9780465065912
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 602,030
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Zeeya Merali is a journalist and author who has written for Scientific American, Nature, New Scientist, and Discover, as well as published two textbooks in collaboration with National Geographic. She lives in London, United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

1 God's Billboard: The Cosmic Microwave Background 1

2 Beyond Space and Time: The Quantum Realm 29

3 Inflating the Universe 55

4 Bursting inflation's Bubble 79

5 Universe to Multiverse 97

6 The Accidental Universe Makers 115

7 A Baby Universe, a String Multiverse, or God? Explaining Our Tailor-Made Universe 135

8 The Little Bang Theory, or How to Grow a Universe from a Monopole 153

9 Postcards from the Edge: Detecting and Communicating with Our Baby Universe 171

10 Living in the Matrix: A Self-Regulation Guide for Universe Makers 199

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

Index 255

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