I’ve been a fan of Brian Cox for years. His infectious enthusiasm, his ability to boil down complex concepts for an average dude without a physics degree, and his clear passion for what he does, make him compelling viewing.
It’s excellent. The guys are able to help me to understand and visualise relativity. This is easier said than done with such a counter-intuitive topic, and they do it with style.
They look at space, time, spacetime, relativity and mass. They bring in a bit of chemistry making things clear that I didn’t get at school.
The last book I read on this topic was Hawking’s Brief History which was rubbish. Badly written and impenetrable.
I came from this book with a much clearer understanding of E=mc^2, particle physics and where we’re going with the latest research.
I’ll read it again for sure.