Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and TimeHow did Albert Einstein come up with the theories that changed the way we look at the world? By thinking in pictures. Michio Kaku leading theoretical physicist (a cofounder of string theory) and bestselling science storyteller shows how Einstein used seemingly simple images to lead a revolution in science. Daydreaming about racing a beam of light led to the special theory of relativity and the equation E = mc . Thinking about a man falling led to the general theory of relativity giving us black holes and the Big Bang. Einstein's failure to come up with a theory that would unify relativity and quantum mechanics stemmed from his lacking an apt image. Even in failure, however, Einstein's late insights have led to new avenues of research as well as to the revitalization of the quest for a "Theory of Everything." With originality and expertise, Kaku uncovers the surprising beauty that lies at the heart of Einstein's cosmos." 
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Einstein's cosmos: how Albert Einstein's vision transformed our understanding of space and time
User Review  Not Available  Book VerdictTheoretical physicist Kaku has written several books for the general public (e.g.,Visions) as well as works for advanced researchers. In this fastmoving review of Einstein's life and works, he ... Read full review
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User Review  Fahrin Islam  GoodreadsAfter reading this book I advised myself that I should not be talking about any religion or any kind of deity before studying the universe. The universe is such a wonderful creation of Allah. I am ... Read full review
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