John Gribbin's numerous bestselling books include In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, The Universe: A Biography, and 13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex, and was described as 'one of the finest and most prolific writers of popular science around' by the Spectator.
'[A]n accessible primer on all things quantum ... rigorous and
chatty.' * Sunday Times *
'Quantum physics is strange. These are the first words of John Gribbin's brilliant new book Six Impossible Things ... [a] pocket-sized analysis of the six most important interpretations of quantum mechanics.' * Engineering & Technology *
'Gribbin has inspired generations with his popular science writing, and this, his latest offering, is a compact and delightful summary of the main contenders for a true interpretation of quantum mechanics. It seems that after 35 years - since he first published his classic, In Search of Schroedinger's Cat - we are still looking. If you've never puzzled over what our most successful scientific theory means, or even if you have and want to know what the latest thinking is, this new book will bring you up to speed faster than a collapsing wave function.' -- Jim Al-Khalili
'Gribbin gives us a feast of precision and clarity, with a phenomenal amount of information for such a compact space. It's a TARDIS of popular science books, and I loved it. ... Gribbin manages to encapsulate what are sometimes very complex ideas in an approachable fashion. This could well be the best piece of writing this grand master of British popular science has ever produced, condensing as it does many years of pondering the nature of quantum physics into a compact form.' -- Brian Clegg, popularscience.co.uk
'Elegant and accessible ... Highly recommended for students of the sciences and fans of science fiction, as well as for anyone who is curious to understand the strange world of quantum physics.' * Forbes *