Beyond Einstein

5 stars out of 5

Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe  Pro: Readers can learn about different types of elementary particles such as the different types of quarks and leptons. In this book, I learned that there were up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom quarks that were not all part of the same family. Page 110 shows a chart with up and down quarks in the electron family, the strange and charm quarks in the muon family, and the top and bottom quarks in the tau family. Michio’s book talks about supersymmetry, string theory, and the grand unified theory or GUT.

Con: Some readers familiar with particle physics may find that this book is unsatisfying. Others may note that this book is one of Michio’s earlier efforts in writing. Meaning his writing skills may not be as great as they are today. Personally, I really enjoyed the book, especially since I learned from it.


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