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  • 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 (1,192 ratings)

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The God Equation

By: Michio Kaku
Narrated by: Feodor Chin
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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)

"[Kaku writes] about science in clean, concise language. . . . A clear and engaging story of a difficult scientific quest."—Smithsonian Magazine

Authoritative and accessible."—Nature