Monday, January 29, 2018

Book Review: Our Mathematical Universe


Review:  #719
Title:  Our Mathematical Universe
Series:  N/A
Author:  Max Tegmark
Read Before:  no
Comments:  Our Mathematical Universe explores cosmology but also a lot of other things.  The most prominent aspect you’d notice is that the book is written less like a textbook, and very much like a biography of the author, as he tells his stories of when he was doing his PHD and his roles as a professor, diving into research and conferences.  That’s not to say he doesn’t offer any scientific theories.  Indeed, he presents so much information, that probably most of it doesn’t make sense to the reader.  The concepts the book presents are hard to grasp and towards the end, it goes into philosophical territory that becomes too deep and abstract.  The personal touches of the author felt out of place, and his analogies and explanations don’t always click easily.  While there were some interesting knowledge presented, there were equally more areas where it was boring.
Rating:  6/10

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