An insightful new book putting Einstein's work in a contemporary context
Few figures loom as large as Albert Einstein in our contemporary culture. It is truly remarkable that a man from such humble beginnings, an unemployed dreamer without a future or a job, who was written off by his professors as a hopeless loser, could dare to scale the heights he reached.
In this enlightening book Michio Kaku reassesses Einstein's work by centring on his three great theories - special relativity, general relativity and the Unified Field Theory. The first yielded the equation E=mc2 which is now such a fixture in our culture that it is practically a ubiquitous slogan. But the subsequent theories led to the Big Bang theory and have changed irrevocably the way we perceive time and space. Michio Kaku gives a new, refreshing look at the pioneering work of Einstein, giving a more accurate portrayal of his enduring legacy than previous biographies. As today's advanced physicists continue their intense search to fulfil Einstein's most cherished dream, a 'theory of everything', he is recognised as a prophet who set the agenda for modern physics.
Kaku reassesses Einstein to give a new, refreshing look at his pioneering work, and the enduring legacy of this exceptional man. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
One of the most prominent and respected scientists today, Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the City College of New York. He is the author of Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein (with Jennifer Trainer), and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, as well as numerous other Ph.D.-level textbooks that are required reading at many of the world's leading universities. His weekly radio show, Explorations, can be heard on stations across America, and he has frequently appeared on television talk shows and BBC and Public Television science specials. Kaku lives in New York City and can be found on the web at www.mkaku.org.