Book Review: The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

by Amit

I finished reading The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe by Stephen Hawking, which is one of the newest additions to my library.

It is a collection of essays by Stephen Hawking as he shares his views on the origin of the universe with the reader. Rightly composed as a collection of essays, there possibly cannot be a unified treatment of the various theories that exist or existed or will exist on the subject. The essays talk about Black Holes, Bing Bang model, the theories that about of the current state and fate of the universe.

I particularly liked the essay on the arrows of time (Wikipedia article) . Starting from the earliest theories of about the Universe, this book proved to be a good refresher of the earliest science classes I took back in my pre-university classes.

I must confess that I did not get the hang of many a thing of what he has written about, but then I am no science geek.