Summary: Presents 24 lectures (each 30 minutes in length) by professor and physicist S. James Gates, Jr., covering superstring theory, which attempts to explain all of the particles and fundamental forces of nature in one theory.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 530 SUP Part 1
Call number: DVD 530 SUP Part 2
Summary: Relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind the search for the string theory--the ultimate theory which scientists believe is capable of describing all physical phenomena, large and small; and discusses how the theory is impacting human understanding of space and time.
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2003
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 539.72 Greene
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 539.7258 GRE
Summary: Introduces the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, and explains how scientists have been able to join the theroy of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe.
Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 1995
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530.1 KAK
Summary: 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,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 523.1 Kaku
Summary: Is our universe a minor event in an endless series of universes (or multiverses)? Today, scientists generally agree on the big bang origin of the universe fifteen billion years ago. But as we track the expansion backward, toward that moment of seeming creation, the details begin to blur. In this program, Stephen Hawking explores the difficulties in presenting a scientific explanation...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1997
Summary: Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2003
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ELE
Summary: Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection...
Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2010