Superstrings: A Theory of Everything?
P. C. W. Davies, Paul Charles William Davies, Julian Brown
Cambridge University Press, Jul 31, 1992 - Science - 234 pages
Originating as a BBC Radio program, "Desperately Seeking Superstrings," this book explains in clear, concise, non-mathematical terms the superstring theory which, if correct, would provide the much sought-after Theory of Everything, the unification of physics. Includes interviews with John Schwarz, Edward Witten, Michael Green, David Gross, John Ellis, Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow, Richard Feynman, and Steven Weinberg.
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A great ensemble of views from several eminent physicists on the edge of great transformative research. A priceless read.
Do not expect a great detail of string or even superstring theory from this book. Yet it gives unbiased perspective on the development of this theory on fundamental physics. If you like to learn more about string theory in more detail, I suggest the string theory for undergraduates published by Cambridge. I think this book is worth to read as a brief review of the subject.
12 Unity at the heart of nature
13 The theory of relativity
14 The quantum theory
15 The world of subatomic particles
16 The four forces
17 Messenger particles
18 Symmetry and supersymmetry
19 Unification of the forces
110 Unified gauge theories
112 Mathematical diseases
113 String theory
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