What Shape is Space? - The Big Idea

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Giles Sparrow
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What Shape is Space? Text by Giles Sparrow, General Editor Matthew Taylor. Published by Thames and Hudson

If the edge of the observable Universe is not the edge of everything, where does it end? If we were to stand on the edge of our observable Universe, would we see another stretching before us? If the Universe is infinite, what kind of infinite do we mean? Does it consist of myriad bubble universes, each containing its own infinite universe? Or is it an evolving series of parallel universes or multiverses?

Discover answers to all these questions and more in this lucid, revelatory and innovative volume.

The book contains and introduction and chapters focusing on: does space have a shape?, mapping space, the expanding universe, the omega factor, the shape of the multiverse and concluding on the life, the multiverse and everything 

Giles Sparrow is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and author of many books, including the bestselling Cosmos and Mars: A New View of the Red Planet.

Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, a 250-year old British institution devoted to enriching society through ideas and action to deliver a 21st-century enlightenment. As well as being a writer he is also a public speaker and broadcaster. Writing on topics such as policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory. He has also appeared on Newsnight, The Daily Politics, and Radio 4’s Today and The Moral Maze. He was previously General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain’s leading think tank.