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Parallel Worlds - A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Michio Kaku

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Is our universe dying? Could there be other universes? In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku-an author who "has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth" (Wall Street Journal)-takes readers on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the universe. In his first book of physics since Hyperspace, Michio Kaku begins by describing the extraordinary advances that have transformed cosmology over the last century, and particularly over the last decade, forcing scientists around the world to rethink our understanding of the birth of the universe, and its ultimate fate. In Dr. Kaku's eyes, we are living in a golden age of physics, as new discoveries from the WMAP and COBE satellites and the Hubble space telescope have given us unprecedented pictures of our universe in its infancy. As astronomers wade through the avalanche of data from the WMAP satellite, a new cosmological picture is emerging. So far, the leading theory about the birth of the universe is the "inflationary universe theory," a major refinement on the big bang theory. In this theory, our universe may be but one in a multiverse, floating like a bubble in an infinite sea of bubble universes, with new universes being created all the time. A parallel universe may well hover a mere millimeter from our own. The very idea of parallel universes and the string theory that can explain their existence was once viewed with suspicion by scientists, seen as the province of mystics, charlatans, and cranks. But today, physicists overwhelmingly support string-theory, and its latest iteration, M-theory, as it is this one theory that, if proven correct, would reconcile the four forces of the universe simply and elegantly, and answer the question "What happened before the big bang?" Already, Kaku explains, the world's foremost physicists and astronomers are searching for ways to test the theory of the multiverse using highly sophisticated wave detectors, gravity lenses, satel

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Vietor

Length:

14h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:21


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:18


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:11


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:05


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:19


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

09:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:22


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:30


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:08


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

09:29


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:10


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:57


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:20


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:36


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:45


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:55


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:55


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

01:40


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

09:16


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:33


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:46


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:31


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:35


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:32


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:41


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:29