Until the End of Time : Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Until the End of Time : Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Greene, Brian

Editorial Penguin Books Ltd
Fecha de edición febrero 2020 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780241295984
432 páginas
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Resumen del libro

In both time and space, the cosmos is astoundingly vast, and yet is governed by simple, elegant, universal mathematical laws. On this cosmic timeline, our human era is spectacular but fleeting. Someday, we know, we will all die.

And, we know, so too will the universe itself. Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end.

He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in story, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality-from the quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes-Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Yet all this understanding, which arose with the emergence of life, will dissolve with its conclusion.

Which leaves us with one realization: during our brief moment in the sun, we are tasked with the charge of finding our own meaning. Let us embark.

Biografía del autor

Brian Greene, doctor por la Universidad de Oxford, es en la actualidad profesor de Física y de Matemáticas en la Universidad de Columbia. Ampliamente reconocido por su serie de descubrimientos sobre la teoría de supercuerdas, ha colaborado como investigador en más de una veintena de países y ha editado, junto con S. T. Yau, Mirror Symetry II (1996) y, con Costas Efthimiou, Fields, Strings and Duality (1997). También ha publicado en Crítica El universo elegante. Supercuerdas, dimensiones ocultas y la búsqueda de una teoría final (2001), El tejido del Cosmos. Espacio, tiempo y la textura de la realidad (2006) y La realidad oculta: universos paralelos y las profundas leyes del Cosmos (2011).




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