The Universe in the Rearview Mirror by Dave Goldberg
How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

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...tolerant readers will learn a great deal about the current state of physics and cosmology.
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“A great read…Goldberg is an excellent guide.”—Mario Livio, bestselling author of The Golden Ratio
 
Physicist Dave Goldberg  speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe—from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies—is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent discoveries about the universe and all the ones to come.
 
Why is the sky dark at night? If there is anti-matter, can there be anti-people? Why are past, present, and future our only options? Saluting the brilliant but unsung female mathematician Emmy Noether as well as other giants of physics, Goldberg answers these questions and more, exuberantly demonstrating that symmetry is the big idea—and the key to what lies ahead.
 

About Dave Goldberg

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DAVE GOLDBERG, an award-winning professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Physics at Drexel University, writes the “Ask a Physicist” column for the popular science site io9.com and blogs at usersguidetotheuniverse.com. He lives in Philadelphia.
 
Published July 11, 2013 by Plume. 353 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 05 2013

...tolerant readers will learn a great deal about the current state of physics and cosmology.

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on Apr 29 2013

...Goldberg succeeds in making complex topics clear with a winning style.

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