PublisherOxford University Press
Size6.7 x 0.4 x 4.3 "
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive Void: from Aristotle, who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, via the theories of Newton and Einstein, to the very latest discoveries and why they can tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos. This VSI tells the story of how scientists have explored the Void and the discoveries that they have made there. It describes how they discovered that the vacuum is filled with fields and how it may contain hidden dimensions of which we were previously unaware. These new discoveries may provide answers to some of cosmology's most fundamental questions.