Not to knock Krauss, but there were times I felt he needed more passion in his words. It would have made it that much more enjoyable to listen to.
I am fascinated with physics, but I really struggle understanding a lot of the more complex ideas. Krauss does a wonderful job of putting this incredible theory into a format that at least makes sense to the non scientist.
I am a chemist by training and always had vague understandings about elementary particles and how electron, for example, can be found anywhere around the nucleus at its atomic orbitals. In one of the chapters Lawrence Krauss describes this with Feynman diagrams and all of the sudden I know how electron's position everywhere at the same time can be understood. This is just one example out of many things I learned from this book.
I loved it and would recommend it to anyone who asks.
Chapter 5, read it and then "nothing" ever the same.
I had been bound by my time to not have enough of it to read anything as substantial as this. Using audible.com has giving me the illusion of time to enjoy such works. This book in particular has giving me large insight into the origin of the universe and the problems there in to further my critical thinking. A wonderful read, or rather, a wonderful listen for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of what is and isn't or what could be and could not be and possibilities abound.
Scientific arguments aside, the journey of logic to the conclusion of existence of something originating from nothing was amazing and convincing. Makes one question the notion of nothing.
Lawrence Krauss is very energetic and passionate -- so don't worry. Whereas Richard Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth" put me to sleep with his dry delivery, Krauss' clear explanation of astrophysics and cosmological concepts is engaging and intriguing.
I've listened to it several times over -- not because Krauss isn't a good teacher, but because my brain can only take so much.
a tour de force through the latest observations and theories in cosmology. A word of caution: requires a bit of acquaintance in pop quantum mechanics and pop relativity. Well worth the time.