A new book from Jim Al-Khalili makes cutting-edge physics easily understandable and makes it clear why he fell in love with the subject as a teenager
The World According to Physics
Princeton University Press (Buy from Amazon*)
ONE afternoon in 2016, New Scientist consultant Stuart Clark and I barricaded ourselves in a room, armed with flip charts and pens, in a bid to work out what fundamental physics looked like. This turned out to be a confusion of lines and arrows – dotted, looping, scribbled out, realigned – between boxes adorned with “E = mc2“, “uncertainty principle (?)”, “quantum field theory” and “cosmic inflation!”.
The finished product …