Current understanding of our universe dictates that all matter will eventually thin out to zero density, with huge black holes finally evaporating away into massless energy. Roger Penroseâone of the most innovative mathematicians of our timeâturns around this predominant picture of the universeâs âheat death,â arguing how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the âBig Bangâ of a new one.
Along the way to this remarkable cosmological picture, Penrose sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of our universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes. Ideal for both the amateur astronomer and the advanced physicistâwith plenty of exciting insights for eachâCycles of Time is certain to provoke and challenge.
Intellectually thrilling and accessible, this is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers.
This edition also contains Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
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