The Universe in a Nutshell,
Stephen Hawking's New Book
Hawking - science first rock star - returns with a new journey into
what makes the world tick, and this time he is determined not to
be called again "the most sold and least read" popular
science writer, title earned with the publication of A Brief History
In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical
physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain
in laymen’s terms the principles that control our universe.
The book is a fascinating collection of ideas, concepts, principles
and connections. ranging from Quantum mechanics to M-theory, from
General relativity to11-dimensional supergravity up to 10-dimensional
membranes, Superstrings, P-branes and Black holes!
One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking
is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness
of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses
Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor
Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science — the elusive
Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his
accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to
uncover the secrets of the universe — from supergravity to supersymmetry,
from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality.
He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring
theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he
lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual
adventures as he seeks “to combine Einstein’s General Theory of
Relativity and Richard Feynman’s idea of multiple histories into
one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens
in the universe.”
With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to
be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time.
Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into
a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in
eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking
their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from
which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut.
Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, science's first real rock star, may be the
least-read bestselling author in history--it's no secret that
many people who own A
Brief History of Time have never finished it. Hawking's
The Universe in a Nutshell aims to remedy the situation,
with a plethora of friendly illustrations...