Before the Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe and What Lies Beyond

Before the Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe and What Lies Beyond

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A revolutionary new account of our universe’s creation—and a breathtaking exploration of the landscape from which we sprang—from one of the world’s most celebrated cosmologists

What came before the Big Bang, and what exists outside of the universe it created? Until recently, scientists could only guess at what lay past the edge of spacetime. However, as pioneering astrophysicist Laura Mersini-Houghton explains, new scientific tools are now giving us the ability to peer beyond the limits of our universe and to test our theories about what is there. Her groundbreaking research suggests that we sit in a quantum landscape whose peaks and valleys hide a multitude of other universes, and whose topography holds the secret to the origins of existence itself. Recent evidence has revealed the signatures of one such sibling universe in our own night sky, confirming Mersini-Houghton’s theoretical work and offering humbling proof that our universe is just one member of an unending cosmic family.

A mind-expanding journey through the multiverse, Before the Big Bang will reshape our understanding of humanity’s place in the unfathomable vastness of the cosmos.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328557117

  • ISBN-10: 1328557111

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $27.00

  • Publication Date: 07/19/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 12

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Laura Mersini-Houghton

LAURA MERSINI-HOUGHTON is an internationally renowned cosmologist and theoretical physicist and is one of the world's leading experts on the multiverse and the origins of the universe. Currently, she is a professor of theoretical physics and cosmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a visiting professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. She has been the subject of hundreds of articles in leading popular science magazines and has appeared on the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, as well as on documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the BBC. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Available Resources

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328557117

  • ISBN-10: 1328557111

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $27.00

  • Publication Date: 07/19/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 12

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