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Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law Hardcover – 15 Aug 2006

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 1st Edition edition (15 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465092756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465092758
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 930,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

Woit (mathematics, Columbia U.) reviews the controversy over a theory about the fundamental nature of creation that simply does not work, but is so elegant that mathematicians, and even some physicists, refuse to let it go, and have gone so far as to deny some of the most sacred tenets of science in order to defend it. Most of his account is histor

About the Author

Peter Woit is a lecturer in the mathematics department of Columbia University, where in recent years he has taught graduate courses in quantum field theory, representation theory, and differential geometry. His math and physics blog, Not Even Wrong (www.math.columbia.edu/ woit/wordpress), has been featured in Discover, Seed, and New Scientist . He lives in New York.



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