Raj Koothrappali has been on a good luck streak on The Big Bang Theory Season 11. Not only has he landed a new job but he seems more confident and that has led to new girls in his life.
At work, Raj is calm, cool, and collected. His confidence comes off when he speaks, and that makes girls interested in astrophysics, interested in Raj. But some of the language can be a little bit confusing for non-star-gazing fans.
That’s where Neil deGrasse Tyson’s book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry might come in handy.
Chat Like Raj Koothrappali With This Quick Read
The $12 book will tell you everything you need to know about astrophysics so you can keep your head above water at a dinner party. It begins with the Big Bang Theory and ends with his “Reflections on the Cosmic Perspective.”
In between, the famed astrophysics (and former The Big Bang Theory guest star) describes space between the galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, the cosmos, round objects, invisible light, and an exoplanet earth.
But the material is still written in a light-hearted way, so it’s not stale.
Understand The Universe In Only 224 Pages
“The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you,” wrote the author. “In the beginning, nearly fourteen billion years ago, all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known universe was contained in a volume less than one-trillionth the size of the period that ends this sentence.”
The book touches on ideas from Einstein (“Einstein was a badass”), the discovery of Pluto by an American, and there are even references to Hollywood movies (Contact) so the material can be relatable to everyone.
“Without a doubt, Einstein’s greatest blunder was having declared the lambda was his greatest blunder…” joked the author. Essentially, Einstein had some ideas that were so good, he couldn’t prove or believe them.
But his most thrilling moment comes in the mystery of the universe. “Behold my recurring nightmare: Are we, too, missing some basic pieces of the universe that once were? What part of the cosmic history book has been marked ‘access denied?’ What remains absent from our theories and equations that ought to be there, leaving us groping for answers we may never find?”
Have you read this Raj Koothrappali approved book from Neil deGrasse Tyson?