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  • Published: 3 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241952702
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $24.99

The Quantum Universe

Everything That Can Happen Does Happen




From the bestselling authors of Why does E=mc2? comes The Quantum Universe, in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, and Jeff Forshaw go 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 our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen.%%%From the bestselling authors of Why does E=mc2? comes The Quantum Universe, in which Brian Cox, presenter of the BBC's Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, and Jeff Forshaw go 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 our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?

Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen.

  • Published: 3 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241952702
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

Brian Cox

Brian Cox is a Professor of Particle Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He also works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. He has received many awards for his work promoting science, including the prestigious British Association Lord Kelvin Award and, in 2010, an OBE. He is also a popular presenter on TV and radio.

Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw began collaborating on scientific papers in 1998 and have published on topics ranging from Pomerons to Higgs Bosons. Their first book togetherWhy Does E = mc2? became a critically acclaimed international bestseller:

'Fundamental and dizzyingly exciting.' The Times

'A truly impressive achievement.' Daily Telegraph

'Like being taken on an army assault course by the two friendliest drill sergeants in the world.' Guardian

'Pairs the enthusiasm of newcomers with the knowledge of experts.' Physics World

Jeff Forshaw

Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, specializing in the physics of elementary particles. He was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal in 1999 for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics. He has co- written an undergraduate textbook on relativity and is the author of an advanced level monograph on particle physics.

Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw began collaborating on scientific papers in 1998 and have published on topics ranging from Pomerons to Higgs Bosons. Their first book togetherWhy Does E = mc2? became a critically acclaimed international bestseller:

'Fundamental and dizzyingly exciting.' The Times

'A truly impressive achievement.' Daily Telegraph

'Like being taken on an army assault course by the two friendliest drill sergeants in the world.' Guardian

'Pairs the enthusiasm of newcomers with the knowledge of experts.' Physics World

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