The Elegant Universe

Brian Greene (, one of the world’s leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter — from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas — is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe (1999) makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works. A lot of it sounds like Alice in Wonderland but one just has to dive in and see what happens. Much cleverer people than I have done the equations.


464 pages in Vintage paperback edition

ISBN 978-0099289920


Brian Greene

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