- The Physics of Time - and the Ephemeral Moment That Einstein Could Not Explain
- Narrated by: Christopher Grove
- Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 20-09-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
In Now, Muller does more than poke holes in past ideas; he crafts his own revolutionary theory, one that makes testable predictions. He begins by laying out - with the refreshing clarity that made Physics for Future Presidents so successful - a firm and remarkably clear explanation of the physics building blocks of his theory: relativity, entropy, entanglement, antimatter, and the big bang. With the stage thus set, he reveals a startling way forward.
Muller points out that the standard big bang theory explains the ongoing expansion of the universe as the continuous creation of new space. He argues that time is also expanding and that the leading edge of the new time is what we experience as now. This thought-provoking vision has remarkable implications for some of our biggest questions, not only in physics but also in philosophy, including the ongoing debate about the reality of free will. Moreover, his theory is testable. Muller's monumental work will spark major debate about the most fundamental assumptions of our universe and may crack one of physics' longest-standing enigmas.
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By Amazon Customer on 04-10-16
Worth the listen
I learned a lot and gained some perspective. I have read many physics books but this one has some better first principals explanations.
Also, nice job calling out physics on its shortcomings.
I could do without the free will and soul stuff.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Don Dean on 05-10-16
The Physics of Time – Intelligent, Intuitive and a Great Read
Where does Now rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
1st… I rarely write reviews, and when I do, it's when I find its a book that has an author that has a very high IQ and is without a massive ego to go along with it. I was very pleased with the scientific content of Richard's book as well as how the story is laid out. For those of you, that enjoy Marcelo Gleiser's books; you'll most likely find The Physics of Time an enjoyable read. I would place this book in the top 3% of the hundreds of science-based audiobooks I've listened to in the last ten years.
What did you like best about this story?
While no physicist can fully tell their "story of time" without using advanced calculus, Richard Muller does an excellent job of simplifying the physics without " talking down" to the reader. He also provides his career experience regarding who he has worked with (such as Saul Perlmutter Nobel Prize winner 2011) which helps to make the story more interesting and personal. While the author is fully aware of the "strangeness of quantum mechanics" he eloquently tells the story of time without "falling into the rabbit hole" of absurdity. The author also does an excellent job in carefully helping the reader to understand what an incredible gift science is, but he also helps the reader to understand that science has its limits.I must say this is a refreshing perspective from the many other scientific authors that speak about the scientific method with "evangelical zeal."
Have you listened to any of Christopher Grove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Christopher Grove did a great job narrating this book. A great voice and does a very good job in pronouncing some of the technical terms correctly
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes… Very engaging and very well narrated
9 of 10 people found this review helpful