• The God Equation

  • The Quest for a Theory of Everything
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,002 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Number One New York Times Best Seller 

The epic story of the greatest quest in all of science - the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe - from renowned theoretical physicist and author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity

When Newton discovered the law of gravity, he unified the rules governing the heavens and the Earth. Since then, physicists have been placing new forces into ever-grander theories.

But perhaps the ultimate challenge is achieving a monumental synthesis of the two remaining theories - relativity and the quantum theory. This would be the crowning achievement of science, a profound merging of all the forces of nature into one beautiful, magnificent equation to unlock the deepest mysteries in science: What happened before the Big Bang? What lies on the other side of a black hole? Are there other universes and dimensions? Is time travel possible? Why are we here?

Kaku also explains the intense controversy swirling around this theory, with Nobel laureates taking opposite sides on this vital question. It is a captivating, gripping story; what’s at stake is nothing less than our conception of the universe.

Written with Kaku’s trademark enthusiasm and clarity, this epic and engaging journey is the story of The God Equation.

©2021 Michio Kaku (P)2021 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

A Smithsonian Best Science Book of the Year

“This is an excellent book written by a masterful science communicator.... If there is anyone who can demystify the esoteric mathematics and physics of string theory, it is [Kaku]. And in this wonderful little book, that is precisely what he does - explain in clear and simple terms the conceptual breakthroughs, the blind alleys and the unanswered questions - in the search for a grand unified theory of everything.... The God Equation dazzles.... Kaku, a consummate storyteller, provides an engaging, unvarnished account.... His book presents cutting-edge ideas in theoretical physics, and primes readers to be ready when the next major breakthrough occurs.” (The Wall Street Journal

"Authoritative and accessible." (Nature)  

“Kaku eloquently reviews the structure of our universe, highlighting contributions from intellectual giants and those continuing the daunting, decades-long quest for the elusive theory of everything.... Examining this tantalizing theory, Kaku outlines its promises, problems, and the breathtaking, almost inconceivable array of possibilities it presents. Kaku's latest captures the awesome and mysterious beauty of the universe, of our planet, and of ourselves, and will intrigue anyone who ponders existence.” (Booklist)  

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kinda irrelevant...

If you've read his other great works then this will feel like an irrelevant publish. basically just a simple explanation of how we got somewhat to the scientific explanation of everything, that still can't be confirmed. So nothing new or ground breaking really. Makes me glad it was so short.

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Inspirational for good scifi and education.

The excellent combination of scientific information with futuristc possibility based on solid science, makes this book worth several readings, givin new insights everytime.
for those who write scifi, this book is a great source for story plots based on excellent science.

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Nice Historic Explanation of Physics

The book provides a historic explanation of physics and how we got to where we are now as well as a look at where physics is headed.

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Ok

The God Equation

This book would be ok for someone new to the ideas and concepts. If one has read his other books or has read books from others in similar fields, there's nothing new here.

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Great for anyone, but excellent for educators (and students) of STEM

Great mix of science, math, technology, and philosophy. Very applicable to the modern day and the technological advancements that are anticipated with the 4th industrial revolution. I teach high school AP chemistry and after the test we study quantum mechanics from two perspectives: science and also philosophy. If my school budget can afford it- I’d love to buy a classroom set of this book for students (or maybe the author might hook us up with this stellar review! Signed of course).

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less substantive than I expected

Interesting overview, but less substantive than I was hoping for. Not worth a full credit.

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WOW!

This was an awesome read and it left me with a feeling wonderment without feeling wholly satisfied. Believe it or not, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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The God Equation

An excellent overview of scientific theories about the universe. I am not a scientist but I learned a lot about what we do know and perhaps more important what we don’t know.
It discusses modern science from Newton to string theory in a succinct and clear way. I would highly recommend it.

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This was an interesting book and good for an inquisitive mind, basic enough for a novice to grasp!

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My god

This is an amazing book! 👏 I recommended to my friends and family! Great Job.

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