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By Lawrence M. Krauss

ISBN-10: 0465008631

ISBN-13: 9780465008636

What warps whilst you’re touring at warp velocity? what's the distinction among a wormhole and a black gap? Are time loops quite attainable, and will I kill my grandmother ahead of i'm born? someone who has ever questioned “could this relatively happen?” will achieve necessary insights into the megastar Trek universe (and, by the way, the genuine international of physics) during this captivating and obtainable advisor. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly is going the place famous person Trek has gone-and past. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the realm of physics as we now understand it and because it may possibly at some point be.

Lawrence M. Krauss is Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Astronomy and Director of the guts for schooling and study in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve college. he's the one physicist to have obtained the pinnacle awards by way of the yank actual Society, the yank Institute of Physics, and the yankee organization of Physics lecturers. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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