The Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics

Hardcover, 336 pages

English language

Published July 22, 2005 by Pi Press.

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For fans of Brian Greene and Stephen Hawking, a guide to the most important theory in modern physics, in a tour de force of science writingThere are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory that explains everything else—the Standard Model of Elementary Particles—is virtually unknown among the general public.In The Theory of Almost Everything, Robert Oerter shows how what were once thought to be separate forces of nature were combined into a single theory by some of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Rich with accessible analogies and lucid prose, The Theory of Almost Everything celebrates a heretofore unsung achievement in human knowledge—and reveals the sublime structure that underlies the world as we know it. BACKCOVER: “This highly accessible volume explains the Standard Model to the …

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