Synopses & Reviews
Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Hyperspace and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in all of science.
When Newton discovered the laws of motion and gravity, he unified the rules of heaven and earth. From then on, physicists have been discovering new forces and incorporating them into ever-greater theories. But the major breakthroughs of the twentieth century — relativity and quantum mechanics — are incompatible, and so since then, physicists have been endeavoring to combine these two theories. This would ultimately tie all the forces in the universe together into one beautiful equation that can unlock the deepest mysteries of space and time. That epic journey is the story of this book.
"An expert account of the search for 'the holy grail of physics.'... Illuminating... An important work." Kirkus Reviews
"Authoritative and accessible." Nature
"CUNY physics professor Kaku shines light on a theory that could "unravel the deepest mysteries of space and time" in this riveting work of popular science... Kaku's expertise at making mind-bending concepts comprehensible makes this a real intellectual eye-opener." Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Beyond Einstein, The Future of Humanity, The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. He is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.