It is the most famous equation in the world, and yet most of us do not know its significance. Leading theoretical physicist Christophe Galfard, who was trained by Stephen Hawking, explains it all in a way that is accessible and pertinent to the world in which we live in.
The beginning of the 20th century heralded a scientific revolution: what a few brilliant minds uncovered about our reality in the first twenty years has shaped the history of our species. And one of them in particular stands out: Albert Einstein, with his celebrated E=mc2.
In this remarkable and insightful book, Christophe Galfard describes how E=mc2 is a direct consequence of the Theory of Special Relativity, the theory of how objects move and behave, at speeds close to the speed of light. He considers Einstein's legacy in the light of the 21st century, with fresh hindsight, and considers its impact on our vision of reality. The reader will discover that far from being just a formula, it is a brand new understanding of the nature of space and time.
Throughout, Galfard takes the reader on an extremely entertaining journey, using simple, jargon-free language to help the reader gain a deeper understanding of science. With humor and patience, he guides us through the world of particles, anti-matter and much more to bring us closer to an ultimate understanding of reality as we understand it today. Do something amazing and learn a new skill thanks to the Little Ways to Live a Big Life books!