Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Krauss's account is both entertaining and masterly. A great read." Brian Greene
"A lively and engrossing biography of a lively and engrossing man." Steven Pinker
"Krauss's personal reflections on his subject add a new level of insight into the man and his scientific legacy . . . . A masterpiece." Walter Isaacson
"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's ." --
About the Author
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 and A Universe from Nothing. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and Shaker Heights, Ohio.