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Published: 11 March 2020

Announcing the publication of Jim Al-Khalili’s new book The World According to Physics

World renowned physicist and celebrated science communicator Professor Jim Al-Khalili has released a fascinating and engaging new book that sheds light on the phenomena in our world that only physics can explain.

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The World According to Physics, published by Princeton University Press, looks at the most profound insights revealed by modern physics and invites us all to understand what this all-pervasive science tells us about the Universe and the nature of reality itself.

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Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Distinguished Chair, Professor of Physics and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey, said: “I wanted to write a book about why physics should matter to everyone. In The World According to Physics I explain how physics empowers us all, but it should also humble us as it continues its valiant expedition into the unknown.”

Professor Al-Khalili hosts ‘The Life Scientific’ on BBC Radio 4 and has presented numerous BBC television documentaries. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and a fellow of the Royal Society. He is the author of many 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.

For more information, please contact Katie Lewis on +44 (0)1993 814 506 or email katie_lewis@press.princeton.edu.

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