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The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a Nutshell • Quantum mechanics • M-theory • General relativity • 11-dimensional supergravity • 10-dimensional membranes • Superstrings • P-branes • Black holes One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science - the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe - from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe." With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings mo

Stephen Hawking's phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a Nutshell • Quantum mechanics • M-theory • General relativity • 11-dimensional supergravity • 10-dimensional membranes • Superstrings • P-branes • Black holes One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science - the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe - from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe." With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings mo
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Stephen Hawking's phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major publishing event, Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a Nutshell • Quantum mechanics • M-theory • General relativity • 11-dimensional supergravity • 10-dimensional membranes • Superstrings • P-branes • Black holes One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new book Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science - the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe - from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe." With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through space-time. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings mo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

3h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:26