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Our mathematical universe : my quest for the ultimate nature of reality /

by Tegmark, Max [aut].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014Edition: 1. ed.Description: 421 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780307599803 (hardback); 9780307744258 (paperback); .Subject(s): Cosmology -- Mathematics | Physics -- Mathematics | Plurality of worlds | MATHEMATICS / General | SCIENCE / Physics | SCIENCE / CosmologySummary: "Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and ground-breaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories (his website gives a flavor of how they might boggle the mind), but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last--here is a book for the full science-reading spectrum"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Epistemologia, storia e filosofia della scienza
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"Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and ground-breaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories (his website gives a flavor of how they might boggle the mind), but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last--here is a book for the full science-reading spectrum"-- Provided by publisher.