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About the book: In "At the Edge of Time," Fermilab Senior Scientist Dan Hooper explores cosmology’s most elusive time period: the seconds, and fractions of a second, immediately following the Big Bang. Hooper outlines what we know and, perhaps more importantly, what we don’t yet know about this time, elucidating the extraordinary and perplexing questions that physicists are investigating in an effort to unveil the origin and nature of our universe.
Reflecting on science’s successes and failures studying this edge of time, Hooper proposes that we could well be on the brink of a paradigm-shifting revolution in physics, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since 1905.
About the author: Dan Hooper is a senior scientist and the head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "Dark Cosmos" and "Nature’s Blueprint" (both Smithsonian/Harper Collins).