Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea - Chapter ∞, Zero's Final Victory Summary & Analysis

Charles Seife
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Physicists try to eliminate zero, but it might have the last laugh. Physicists are trying to figure out whether the universe will die in fire or ice. They have found that the expansion of the universe is not slowing down and might be speeding up. Physicists are also reviving Einstein's idea of a cosmological constant. This force might be the force of the vacuum. Supernovas are often used to test theories but the results are preliminary. Other studies look for 'gravitational lenses'. It looks like the universe will die a cold death. Zero wins.

Zero lies at the heart of physics' big puzzles, as the reader can see throughout the book. Each time zero was eliminated from a theory progress was made. Zeros continue to pop up in future theories. Physicists hope to achieve a final set of physical...

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