Universal brings back together the bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe to show that, by asking questions about the world around us, everyone can think like a physicist and grasp the grandeur of our cosmos. Physics is about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe and its remarkable uniformity? From what fridges tell us about the direction of events unfolding, to how magnets reveal spacetime, and how we know the age of things from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Earth, the Sun and the galaxies, Universal is the story of simple questions with sublime answers.
A scientific match made in heaven Observer Cox and Forshaw stand together at the cutting edge of their discipline ... despite their elevated status, both men remain tiggerishly excitable about their subject ... they popularize without dumbing down Financial Times They do a great job of bringing a difficult subject to life The Times
Brian Cox is a Professor of Particle Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. He is also a popular presenter on TV and radio. Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, specializing in the physics of elementary particles. He was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal in 1999 for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics.