David Lindley (physicist)

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David Lindley (born 1956) is a theoretical physicist and author. He has worked at Cambridge University and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and been an editor at Nature, Science, and Science News.

Lindley is known for writing entertaining scientific texts that show not only great knowledge of physics, but also a wit and understanding of what the layman can grasp.

Most of his books use the biography of one scientist or an historical account of a disagreement amongst several scientists to explain the scientific theories.

Lindley holds a PhD from the University of Sussex.

Selected books[edit]

  • Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science, Doubleday (2007), ISBN 0-385-51506-5
  • Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy, Joseph Henry Press (2005), ISBN 0-309-09073-3
  • Boltzmann's Atom: The Great Debate That Launched A Revolution In Physics, Free Press (2001), ISBN 0-684-85186-5
  • Where Does the Weirdness Go: Why Quantum Mechanics is Strange, But not as Strange as You Think, Basic Books (1996), ISBN 0-465-06785-9
  • The End of Physics: The Myth of a Unified Theory, Basic Books (1993), ISBN 0-465-01548-4

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