The Warped Side of Our Universe

The Warped Side of Our Universe An Odyssey Through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves

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The cosmic forces at play in this singular work pull poetry from physicist Kip Thorne and push artist Lia Halloran to paint the invisible. Through the wormhole of their shared imagination, an armchair space cadet can journey to the Warped Side to be wowed. -Dava Sobel

Epic verse and pulsating paintings merge to shed light on time travel, black holes, gravitational waves and the birth of the universe

Nearly two decades in the making, The Warped Side of Our Universe marks the historic collaboration of Novel Laureate Kip Thorne and award-winning artists Lia Halloran.

It brings to vivd life the wonders and wildness of our universe’s “Warped Side” ― objects and phenomena made from warped space and time, from colliding black holes and collapsing wormholes to twisting space vortices and down-cascading time.

Through poetic verse and otherworldly paintings, the authors explicate Thorne’s and colleagues’ astrophysical discoveries and speculations, with an epic narrative that asks: How did the universe begin? Can anything travel backward in time? And what weird and marvellous phenomena inhabit the Warped Side?

Featuring more than 100 paintings, including a soaring Stephen Hawking, this one-of-a-kind volume, with its multiple gatefolds, takes us on an Odyssean voyage into and through The Warped Side of Our Universe.

Book information

ISBN: 9781631498541
Publisher: Liveright
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pub date:
DEWEY: 811.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1654g
Height: 236mm
Width: 285mm
Spine width: 35mm