Beyond Einstein (book)

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Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe is a book by Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist from the City College of New York, and Jennifer Thompson, published in 1987. It focuses on the development of superstring theory, which might become the unified field theory of the strong force, the weak force, electromagnetism and gravity.


Beyond Einstein is a book that tries to explain the basics of superstring theory. Michio Kaku analyzes the history of theoretical physics and the struggle to unite a unified field theory. He explains that the superstring theory might be the only theory that can unite quantum mechanics and general relativity in one theory.

This book avoids complex mathematics, and it is useful for both professional physicists and general readers who have more than a passing curiosity in physics.


  • Kaku, Michio and Jennifer Trainer Thompson (1987). The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe. Bantam Books. ISBN 0-533-34349-1