Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions (Paperback)

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The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now.

Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.

About the Author


Lisa Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University. She is one of today s most influential and highly cited theoretical physicists, and has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions. Her work has been featured in "Time" magazine, the "New York Times", "Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vogue", the "Economist, Scientific American", and elsewhere. Randall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Physical Society, and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. When not solving the problems of the universe, she can be found rock climbing, skiing, or contributing to art-science connections. "Hypermusic Prologue", a small opera for which she wrote the libretto, premiered in the Pompidou Center in 2009, and "Measure for Measure", an art exhibit she co-curated, opened in Los Angeles in 2010.

Praise For…


“Lisa Randall, a leading theorist, has made major contributions to both particle physics and cosmology.”
-Brian Greene, bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabrics of the Cosmos

“Randall is one of the most influencial and exciting young theoretical Physicists working in elementary particle physics and cosmology today.”
-Lee Smolin, author of Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

“A great read. . . . I highly recommend it.”
-Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio’s Science Friday

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060531096
ISBN-10: 0060531096
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 19th, 2006
Pages: 500
Language: English