I got a book deal a few months ago! My book is about the sordid untold history of quantum physics, exposing the shocking secrets behind the strangest theory in all of physics. It’s going to be published by Basic Books, the same people who publish the Feynman Lectures and Gödel, Escher, Bach, among other things. This is really exciting – I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time.
As part of my research, I’m doing a sort of Grand Tour of Europe for the next month, interviewing people for my book. I’m in Copenhagen right now – home of the Copenhagen interpretation, which doesn’t really explain quantum physics. Next I’ll be heading to Geneva, then Heidelberg, London, Oxford, Vienna, and one or two other places. I’m also being an unabashed physics tourist, checking out significant sites in the history of physics along the way. If you want to follow along, check out my Twitter feed here, where I’m posting a little of what I see and do each day. I took the picture above earlier today – someone left dice on Niels Bohr’s grave. (I see what you did there.)
Tomorrow, it’s off to Geneva and the largest machine ever built!