The Universe in a Nutshell is a 2001 science book about theoretical physics by Stephen Hawking. It is generally considered a sequel and was created to update the public concerning developments since the multi-million-copy bestseller A Brief History of Time published in 1988.
The Universe In A Nutshell describes to a general audience the various themes relating to the Lucasian professor’s work, like Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes, which is part of the superstring theory in quantum mechanics. The book tells readers about the history and philosophies of modern physics.
The author’s intentions are to merge Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman’s idea of multiple histories together into one absolute integrated theory that will describe everything that will happen in the universe.
Professor Hawking seeks to reveal science’s holy grail, which is the indefinable Theory of Everything that is the crux of the cosmos. In his casual and lucid style, he guides the readers through his quest to find and disclose the facts of the universe, from holography to duality, from quantum theory to M-theory, from supersymmetry to supergravity.
Enthusiastically, Professor Hawking asks his readers to be his companion travelers on this astonishing voyage all the way through time and space. This book includes abundance of illustrations that have been printed in four-color, that will help clarify this expedition into an unreal wonderland where strings, sheets and particles move in eleven different dimensions.