Why String Theory
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 19 August 2016
  • ISBN : 9781482242492
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Rating : /5 from voters
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Download or read online book entitled Why String Theory , was written by Joseph Conlon and published by CRC Press in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 19 August 2016 with total pages 248. Physics World's 'Book of the Year' for 2016 An Entertaining and Enlightening Guide to the Who, What, and Why of String Theory, now also available in an updated reflowable electronic format compatible with mobile devices and e-readers. During the last 50 years, numerous physicists have tried to unravel the secrets of string theory. Yet why do these scientists work on a theory lacking experimental confirmation? Why String Theory? provides the answer, offering a highly readable and accessible panorama of the who, what, and why of this large aspect of modern theoretical physics. The author, a theoretical physics professor at the University of Oxford and a leading string theorist, explains what string theory is and where it originated. He describes how string theory fits into physics and why so many physicists and mathematicians find it appealing when working on topics from M-theory to monsters and from cosmology to superconductors.