Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist’s Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

Steven Weinberg

Dreams of a Final Theory is intellectually risky and full of stories and sayings. It takes us to a new universe and helps us understand what we find there. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and best-selling author of The First Three Minutes talks about the search for a single theory of nature that can explain forces as different as the attraction between the sun and Earth and the cohesion inside an atom.

Wiring with dazzling elegance and clarity, he retraces modern scientists’ steps from relativity and quantum mechanics to the idea of superstrings and the idea that our universe may coexist with others.

But Weinberg asks as many questions as he answers, such as: Why does each explanation of how nature works point to other, deeper explanations? Why do the best theories not only make sense but also look good? And what will a final theory mean for our ideas about life and our beliefs in God?