Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Einstein's Cosmos

Einstein's Cosmos: How Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time by Michio Kaku  251 pp.

This book is a brief history of Albert Einstein's career and his achievements in the world of physics and the impact his theories on scientific discovery in the year's since. Many people believe that Einstein wasted the last twenty-five years of his life in the search for a Grand Unification Theory and that he was against the theories of quantum physics. Kaku uses the discovery of some later Einstein papers to show how his work after the Theory of Relativity and the Special Theory of Relativity was geared to finding a way to connect those theories to quantum theory. Kaku also explains how without the work of Einstein, none of the current work of CERN and other scientists would even be possible. Kaku, also a theoretical physicist, is able to explain the theories and physics research in a way that is understandable to the lay person.  

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