The Hole in the Universe

How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything

By K. C. Cole
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151003983, 240pp.)

Publication Date: January 2001

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Welcome to the world of cutting-edge math, physics, and neuroscience, where the search for the ultimate vacuum, the point of nothingness, ground zero of theory, has rendered the universe deep, rich, and juicy. "Modern physics has animated the void," says K. C. Cole in her entrancing journey into the heart of Nothing. Every time scientists and mathematicians think they have reached the ultimate void, new stuff appears: a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time, repulsive anti-gravity, universes that breed like bunnies. Cole's exploration at the edge of everything is as animated and exciting as the void itself. Take Cole's hand on this adventure into the unknown, and you'll come back informed, amused, and excited.

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