Before the Big Bang

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One of the world’s most celebrated cosmologists presents her breakthrough explanation of our origins in the multiverse.What came before the Big Bang, and what exists outside of the universe it created? Until recently, scientists could only guess at what lay past the edge of spacetime. But as pioneering theoretical physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton explains, today new scientific tools are giving us the ability to peer beyond the limits of our universe and test our theories about what is there.

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One of the world’s most celebrated cosmologists presents her breakthrough explanation of our origins in the multiverse.

In recent years, Laura Mersini-Houghton’s ground-breaking theory, spectacularly vindicated with observational evidence, has turned the multiverse from philosophical speculation to one of the most compelling and credible explanations of our universe’s origins.

In Before the Big Bang, she interweaves the story of how she arrived at this theory with her journey from communist Albania, where she was born and brought up, to the West, showing how her unconventional path helped her to challenge orthodoxies and become one of the most courageous thinkers on the world stage of theoretical physics.

Fascinating‘ Roger Penrose, Nobel laureate, and author of The Road to Reality

There is no better guide to the bizarre, and sometimes paradoxical, cosmic super-realm than Laura Mersini-Houghton’ Paul Davies, author of What’s Eating the Universe?

A fascinating and unusual hybrid of pop science and memoir‘ 5*, Stephen Poole, Daily Telegraph

‘From one of the world’s most renowned cosmologists … a fascinating read’ Stephon Alexander, author of Fear of a Black Universe

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Weight 0.436 kg
Dimensions 24.1 × 16.3 × 2.4 cm
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Hardback

Pages

272

Language

English

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Dewey

523.12 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K