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Once before time : a whole story of the universe / Martin Bojowald.

By: Bojowald, Martin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010Edition: 1st American ed.Description: viii, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307272850; 0307272850.Uniform titles: Zurück vor den Urknall. English Subject(s): Cosmology | Beginning | Space and timeDDC classification:
Contents:
Gravitation -- Quantum theory -- An interlude on the role of mathematics -- Quantum gravity -- Observational cosmology -- Black holes -- The arrow of time -- Cosmogony -- One world -- Theory of everything? -- The limits of science and the nobility of nature.
Summary: Traces how the author, a physics professor, used the new science of loop quantum gravity to create a simple model of the universe that launched loop quantum cosmology, proposing the theory that the universe undergoes an infinite series of expansions and contractions through time.
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"Originally published in Germany as Zurück vor den Urknall : Die ganze Geschichte des Universums ... in 2009"--T.p. verso.

"A Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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