The Grand Design

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055338466X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553384666
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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The Grand Design is the newest book by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov, which focuses on explaining the origins of the universe. In this new book Hawking expresses his position that laws of the universe alone are enough to explain the Big Bang, that is, God as a creation of the universe is not necessary. The book aims to show how laws of general relativity and quantum mechanics can lead to the spontaneous creation of the universe from nothing. The authors start by describing the evolution of human thought and science and how this lead to the current understanding of the universe. Starting with ancient Greek scholars and revolutionary works on Nicolaus Copernicus, ending with modern M-theory – authors show how centuries of scientific knowledge help us tackle the greatest mysteries of the universe.

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

About the Authors

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist who worked for 30 years as a Lucasian professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His research focused mostly on theoretical cosmology, especially black holes. Besides that Stephen Hawking has become widely known for his popular science books like “A Brief History of Time”, “Universe in a Nutshell” and others.

Leonard Mlodinov is a physicist and an author. He works in Caltech and Max Planck Institute for physics. His research focuses on various problems in Quantum Mechanics. Besides that he also wrote screenplays for Beyond the Horizon and Star Trek the Next Generation.

 

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