The World According to Physics is shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2020

About the book

Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, The World According to Physics invites us all to understand what this crucially important science tells us about the universe and the nature of reality itself. Physics is revealed as an intrepid human quest for ever more foundational principles that accurately explain the natural world we see around us, guided by core values such as honesty and doubt in the search for truth. The knowledge discovered by physics both empowers and humbles us, and still physics continues to delve valiantly into the unknown.

In this deeply insightful new book, Al-Khalili illuminates why physics matters to everyone and calls one and all to share in the profound adventure of seeking truth in the world around us.

About the author

Jim Al-Khalili hosts ‘The Life Scientific’ on BBC Radio 4 and has presented numerous BBC television documentaries. He is Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey, a New York Times bestselling author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the author of numerous books, including Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed; The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance; and Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology.

Jim Al-Khalili
Jim Al-Khalili