A First Look at the Known Universe

  • Itzhak Bars
  • John Terning
Part of the Multiversal Journeys book series (MVJ)


Among the foundational questions in physics and cosmology today is the deep mystery of why we live in a space–time of 3 space dimensions and 1 time dimension? Nowadays physicists ask seriously whether there are more space or time dimensions, and go further to suggest ways in which extra dimensions could play a role in determining the properties of the universe we observe today.


Dark Matter Dark Energy Cosmological Constant Gravitational Force Planetary Orbit 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Southern California, College of Letters, Arts & SciencesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department PhysicsUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

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