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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amir D. Aczel Narrator: Kent Broadhurs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Are we on the verge of solving the riddle of creation using Einstein’s “greatest blunder?”

In a work that is at once lucid, exhilarating, and profound, renowned mathematician Dr. Amir Aczel, critically acclaimed author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, takes us into the heart of science’s greatest mystery.

In January 1998, astronomers found evidence that the cosmos are expanding at an ever-increasing rate. The way we perceive the universe was changed forever. The most compelling theory cosmologists could find to explain this phenomenon was Einstein’s cosmological constant, a theory he conceived—and rejected—over eighty years ago.

Drawing on newly discovered letters of Einstein—many translated here for the first time–years of research, and interviews with prominent mathematicians, cosmologists, physicists, and astronomers, Aczel takes us on a fascinating journey into “the strange geometry of space-time,” and into the mind of a genius. Here the unthinkable becomes real: an infinite, ever-expanding, ever-accelerating universe whose only absolute is the speed of light.

Awesome in scope, thrilling in detail, God’s Equation is storytelling at its finest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is something startling on just about every page.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “It is a wonderful time to glance back over Einstein’s path in developing the field equation…fortunately, we have a fabulous guide in Amir D. Aczel.”


  • "[Einstein’s] field equation remains the closest thing we have to a divine blueprint for the universe…Aczel gives a very readable account of the science and the scientists involved.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by cheri madden | 6/20/2013

    " This book spent way too much time on insignificant details, which made it boring. Einstein was many things, but boring was not one of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maggie | 3/5/2013

    " Aczel writes about science (physics and astronomy) and scientists, mathematics and mathematicians all in terms that the curious-minded untrained person a.k.a. the layperson can easily come to terms with what is best known about the history ideas in these areas. highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gary | 1/15/2013

    " it was pretty good, i probably would have loved it if i liked math or science "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 11/14/2012

    " Its very interesting, but many of the concepts are beyond my understanding. All together it is an interesting book, but I think that it needs to be re read for full understanding. But at least now I begin to understand wny had trouble with high school geometry. "

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