Alpha & Omega : The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
Today we are on the verge of discoveries that should soon reveal the deepest secrets of the universe. In Alpha & Omega, Charles Seife takes us to the front lines of the cosmological revolution to synthesize the discoveries of scientists at observatories and laboratories around the world who are actually peering into both the cradle of the universe and its grave. The cast of characters includes galaxy hunters and microwave eavesdroppers, gravity theorists and atom smashers, all of whom are on the trail of dark matter, dark energy, and the growing inhabitants of the particle zoo. Seife's lucid explanations of scientific theories and current research make cutting-edge science both crystal clear and wonderfully exciting.
Text chronicles scientists' search for the beginning and the end of the universe. Helps readers understand the front-page headlines announcing dramatic cosmological discoveries. DLC: Cosmology.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Charles Seife is the author of "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea", which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was named a New York Times Notable Book. Seife writes regularly for Science magazine as well as Scientific American and The Economist.