Coast to Coast Am – Sep 15 2010
The Grand Design – Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Cosmology & the Universe
Host: George Noory
Guests: Leonard Mlodinow
Co-author with Stephen Hawking of the best-seller Brief History of Time, Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow discusses his work with Hawking on the grand design of the universe and two central questions – “where does the universe come from?”, and “why are the laws of nature what they are?” Hawking’s theories and the latest research in physics were used to answer those questions. While the conditions for life are just right on Earth, Mlodinow noted that we’re looking backwards at the situation – whatever conditions it took for us to get here, have already happened.
The Grand Design
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.