Our Mathematical Universe
My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.
This book is a beautifully engaging exploration of the standard model of modern physics and what might lie beyond. I found it personally enjoying to explore Max's ideas about a mathematical reality because of my own musings on the subject and appreciate the risky attempt by him to bring light to these exciting and amazing ideas.
This is a great read and is one of my favorite books of it's type. The author has a real talent for explaining complicated physics to the educated layman. I have read many similar books by Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, Paul Davis and Sean Carroll. Tegmark's perspective is even more "way out there". However, he really brings it home nicely in the last chapter and explains the significance of life. I highly recommend this book. Read it with an open mind.