'The very people who are busy creating the new physics carry the reader out to the growing edge of modern science. It is an exciting trip. The New Physics is an ambitious attempt to make the frontiers of this science accessible to a wider audience. This book succeeds admirably in this goal. I know of no better one-volume guide to the edges of modern physics.' Nick Herbert, New Scientist
'This is an attractively presented book, but it is one to be read and thought about rather than merely looked at. Non-scientists will get a good sense of some of the new ideas, and scientists - physicists included - can learn how very far physics has extended its dominion.' J. H. Mulvey, Nature
' ... a first-class book, conveying a real sense of current research.' Observatory
Fifteen years on from the highly praised The New Physics, new scientific advances have led to a dramatic reappraisal of our understanding of the world around us, and made a significant impact on our lifestyle. Underpinning all other branches of science, physics affects the way we live our lives and ultimately how life itself functions. This book covers the key frontiers in modern-day physics, exploring our universe--from the particles inside an atom to the stars that make up a galaxy, from brain research to the latest advances in computing.