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Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

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How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so magically good at revealing nature’s secrets?

This is the story of the magicians: the scientists who, using mathematics, predicted the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space–time, unsuspected subatomic particles, and even antimatter.

The journey from prediction to proof transports us from seats of learning in Paris and Cambridge to the war-torn Russian front, to bunkers beneath nuclear reactors, observatories in Berlin and California, and huge tunnels under the Swiss–French border. From electromagnetism to Einstein’s gravitational waves to Wolfgang Pauli's elusive neutrino, acclaimed science writer Marcus Chown takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science’s central mystery: its astonishing predictive power.

Praise for Marcus Chown:

‘What good popular science writing is all about.’ Jim Al-Khalili

‘Pretty wonderful.’ Richard Dawkins

‘Entertaining and at times mind-boggling.’ The Times

Cover:
Hardback
Edition Number:
1
ISBN:
9780571346387
Pages:
294
Author:
Chown Marcus
Publisher:
FABER AND FABER
Release Year:
2020

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist.

He is the author of the bestselling Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, The Never Ending Days of Being Dead and The Magic

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