Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science
|Author:||Lawrence M. Krauss|
Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions. Physics World's Book of the Year 2011
"...Quantum Man certainly has no shortage of intriguing anecdotes and insights." Robin McKie, The Observer "...if your interest is in Feynman the physicist, it [Quantum Man] is an excellent place to start." Jon Turney, THE "...a sensitively drawn...portrait of this remarkable man." TLS "...entertaining and masterly. A great read." Brian Greene "...it is solid and a very useful addition to the Feynman canon." Popular Science "...an enlightening addition to the field." The Scotsman "The book absolutely bristles with other parts of physics for which RPF did something between laying the foundations and completing the structure, all explained at just the right level..." The Observatory
Lawrence M. Krauss is the director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University and has written more than three hundred scientific publications and seven books, including The Physics of Star Trek.