Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?) has kept me up late at night and made sleep difficult. Trying to wrap my head around the make-up of the universe is no easy task. Especially for a mind admittedly weak in mathematics. Engaging and thought-provoking are the simplest terms to describe the book and it’s matter. As I read on, I slowly start to comprehend the quantumdance between particles, energy, matter, and spacetime. Einstein, his predecessors, and followers have pieced together our origins. The language is new and we’ve had less than some 150 years in making it accessible. Perhaps in another 200 the language of math and physics will be common and easy to understand, a humbled parlance of our times.
Thanks to books like this the latest news stories arising from the Large Hadron Collider, Higgs particles, space exploration, etc., are more accessible and meaningful to me. Some may find science works boring or uninformative, I believe that to be a reflection of the individual rather than a valid assessment of the content itself. Luckily, Why Does E=mc2? is written in a clear and simple manner. Lastly, I had many moments of sheer awe and out-loud exclamation.