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The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

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Nobel Prize-winner Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive--and comprehensible--account of the physics of the universe.

A guide to physics' big picture, and to the thoughts of one of the world's most original thinkers."--The New York Times

From the very first attempts by the Greeks to grapple with the complexities of our known world to the latest application of infinity in physics, The Road to Reality carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space.

Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one the most important works in modern science writing.

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 01/09/2007
Pages: 1099
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.66lbs
Size: 9.26h x 6.15w x 1.97d
ISBN: 9780679776314

About the Author
Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University. He has received a number of prizes and awards, including the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on black hole formation, as well as the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their joint contribution to our understanding of the universe. His books include Cycles of Time, The Road to Reality, The Nature of Space and Time, which he wrote with Hawking, and The Emperor's New Mind. He has lectured extensively at universities throughout America. He lives in Oxford.