Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku is a popular science book that explores the concept of parallel universes and the possibility of time travel.
Kaku presents various theories in physics, from Newtonian physics to Relativity to Quantum Physics to String theory and even into the newest version of string theory, called M-theory. He makes available to the reader a comprehensive description of many of the more compelling theories in physics, including many interesting predictions each theory makes, what physicists, astronomers, and cosmologists are looking for now and what technology they are using in their search.
The book is organized into three parts. Part I covers the Big Bang, the early development of the Universe, and how these topics relate to the Eternal Inflation Multiverse.
Part II covers M-Theory and the Everett interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. It also discusses how future technology will enable the creation of wormholes.
Part III discusses the Big Freeze and how a Hyperspace wormhole will enable civilization and life to escape to a younger Universe.
Kaku’s exhilarating tour takes in Copernicus, Newton, Einstein, Schrödinger and Hawking, relativity and quantum theory, the big bang, black holes, hidden dimensions, dark matter and superstrings.
The book explains in great detail the most recent developments in physics and cosmological theories. This easy-to-read book is an art of exotic physics that makes us believe that time travel is possible and it is within the limits of science.
What I Liked
The author is up there with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins in his ability to communicate complex scientific ideas. I really enjoyed this book.
What I Did Not Like
Nothing – it’s fascinating.