This is a gripping biography of the revered Nobel
Prize–winning physicist (and curious character).
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.
accessible reflection on the issues that drive physics today, Quantum
captures the story of a man who was willing to break all the rules to
tame a theory that broke all the rules.
Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling
author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative
coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An
immensely colorful persona in and out of the office, Feynman
revolutionized our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life.
Krauss presents that life—from the death of
Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project
to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon—as seen through
the science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who
has fascinated millions.