"The Economist, "11/5/11
"In Britain Brian Cox...has become the front man for physics...Cox has secured a large fan base with...his happy turns of phrase and his knack for presenting complex ideas using simple analogies. He also admirably shies away from dumbing down...The authors' love for their subject shines through the book.""New Scientist, "11/5/11"A comprehensive account of how quantum mechanics works and why it must be real...The book offers many rewards, and both the language and content are so carefully chosen that it feels concise." "Nature, "11/10/11"A solid introduction to the 'inescapable strangeness' of the subatomic world." "Wall Street Journal Europe, "11/11/11
"Britain's favorite physicist has put away sound-bite science to publish a rigorous introduction to quantum mechanics."
"The Economist, 12/10/11""A book that breaks all the rules of popular science-writing, by two of Britain's best known physicists.""
Financial Times, 11/11/11
""Thanks to his television presentations of science, Brian Cox has become Britain's best-known physics professor. No one communicates the wonders of the universe on screen with more charm, enthusiasm and accessibility. Cox's latest, co-authored with Jeff Forshaw, a fellow physics professor at Manchester University, retains the charm and enthusiasm...A serious, thorough book about quantum theory for the general reader." "Kirkus Reviews," 1/15/12
"There is no shortage of popular introductions, but curious readers will not regret choosing this meticulous account...Space cannot be empty; matter constantly appears and vanishes. If quantum laws do not forbid something from happening, it will eventually happen. These are facts; experiments confirm them. Writers often explain these in relentlessly nontechnical language that converts them into a magic show, but Cox and Forshaw will have none of this. Using ingenious pedagogical examples, they demonstrate that weird quantum phenomena make perfect sense...An a
The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science.
But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?
The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has led to some very woolly pronouncements on the nature of all interconnectedness. Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science, and reveal the profound theories that allow for concrete, yet astonishing, predictions about the world.
This is our most up-to-date picture of reality.
About the Author
Brian Cox is a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. He is a popular TV and radio presenter and lives in London.
Jeff Forshaw is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester and a recipient of the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal. He lives in Manchester, England.