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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241506806
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $37.00

This Way to the Universe

A Journey into Physics

  • Michael Dine



Everything you need to know about physics, written in language anyone can follow by one of the greatest living physicists

This Way to the Universe is a celebration of the astounding, ongoing scientific investigations that have revealed the nature of reality at its smallest, at its largest, and at the scale of our daily lives. The enigmas Professor Michael Dine discusses are like landmarks on a fantastic journey to the edge of the universe.

Dine is widely recognized as one of the greatest living physicists, having made profound contributions to our understanding of matter, time, the Big Bang and even what might have come before it. Asked where to find out about the Big Bang, Dark Matter and Energy, the Higgs boson - the cutting edge of physics now - Dine had no single book he could recommend. This is his accessible, authoritative and up-to-date answer. Written in language anyone can follow, if you are looking for one book to help you understand physics, this is it.

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241506806
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $37.00

Praise for This Way to the Universe

This book is a rare event: a grand overview of the leading ideas in modern fundamental physics, presented by someone who is a true master

Sean Carroll, author of From Eternity to Here

This book, written by one of the great masters of modern physics, is an extraordinary journey into what we know, what we hope to know, and what we don't know, about the universe and the laws that govern it

Leonard Susskind, author of The Theoretical Minimum series

Everything you wanted to know about physics but were afraid to ask. This Way to the Universe is a fascinating and sweeping tour of the history of ideas in modern physics and cosmology from a remarkable theoretical physicist and engaging storyteller. A riveting read, the book offers a ringside view to many of the latest theoretical and experimental developments from a key protagonist. A treat for the intellectually curious

Priyamvada Natarajan, author of Mapping the Heavens

Michael Dine takes the reader on a fascinating and wide-ranging tour of the world of physics, both theoretical and experimental, emphasizing the remarkable discoveries that make up modern physics and the daunting challenges that remain. Dine is a leader in theoretical physics and tells the story of the last few decades based on his own personal experiences and involvement

Edward Witten, theoretical physicist and professor at the Institute for Advanced Study

Dine delivers a detailed, if often sceptical, account of the great questions and often unsatisfactory answers to problems in astro- and quantum physics, examining such topics as the Big Bang, inflation theory, galaxy formation, black holes, dark matter and energy, string theory, and supersymmetry . . . Excellent popular science

Kirkus

It is not an easy task to take the complexities of theoretical physics . . . and translate it into common prose. It is even more difficult to make it accessible to the lay enthusiast. The author has done an admirable job and hasn't shirked away from many of the more difficult and arcane topics. As a comprehensive and uncompromising tour de force of literally all of fundamental physics, there can be few better alternatives

BBC Sky at Night magazine

Renowned physicist Michael Dine takes us from the innards of the atom to the depths of black holes in this readable . . . celebration of science's most mind-bending discipline. The text is conversational and full of delightful asides . . . Dine's enthusiastic storytelling makes the read worth it for those who want to finally wrap their mind around string theory or the Higgs boson

Tess Joosse, Scientific American

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