One hundred years on from his birth, and 30 since his death, Richard Feynman’s discoveries in modern physics are still thoroughly relevant. Magnificently charismatic and fun-loving, he brought a sense of adventure to the study of science. His extraordinary career included war-time work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, a profoundly original theory of quantum mechanics, for which he won the Nobel prize, and major contributions to the sciences of gravity, nuclear physics and particle theory. Interweaving personal anecdotes and recollections with clear scientific narrative, acclaimed science writers John and Mary Gribbin reveal a fascinating man with an immense passion for life – a superb teacher, a wonderful showman and one of the greatest scientists of his generation.
JOHN GRIBBIN’s numerous bestselling books include In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat, 13.8, Science: A History and The Universe: A Biography. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was described as ‘one of the finest and most prolific writers of popular science around’ by the Spectator.
MARY GRIBBIN is a teacher and science writer, and previous winner of the TES Junior Information Book Award. She is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex, and her latest book, Out of the Shadow of a Giant: Hooke, Halley and the Birth of Science, co-written with John Gribbin published May 2017.