This book attempts to explain why 'string theory' may provide the comprehensive underlying theory that describes and explains our world. It is an enthusiastic view of how compactified string/M-theories (plus data that may be reachable) seem to have the possibilities of leading to a comprehensive underlying theory of particle physics and cosmology, perhaps soon. We are living in a hugely exciting era for science, one during which it may be possible to achieve a real and true understanding of our physical world.
|Publication date:||30th March 2017|
|Publisher:||Morgan & Claypool Publishers|
|Categories:||Cosmology & the universe, Physics, Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics), Particle & high-energy physics,|
Gordon Kane got his PhD at University of Illinois. He joined the University of Michigan in 1965, and became Professor of Physics in 1975. He is now Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Art and Design. He was Director of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics from 2005-2011. In 1971-72 he was a J S Guggenheim Fellow at Rutherford Laboratory and Oxford, in 1986 Scientific Associate at CERN, and in 2007 he was Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the American Association for ...More About Gordon Kane