Marcus Chown

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Marcus Chown (born 1959) is a science writer, journalist and broadcaster, currently cosmology consultant for New Scientist magazine.[1]

He graduated from the Queen Mary University of London in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in physics (first class). In 1982 he graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in astrophysics.[2] Chown studied under Richard Feynman at the California Institute of Technology.[3]

His books on astronomy and physics are aimed primarily at the popular market, including Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, for which he was praised for "expressing opaque concepts with a unique clarity".[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Afterglow of Creation: From the fireball to the discovery of cosmic ripples. (1993)
  • The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that explains everything.(2017)
  • The Magic Furnace: The quest for the origin of atoms. (1999)
  • The Universe Next Door: Twelve Mind-Blowing Ideas from the Cutting Edge of Science. (2001)
  • The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead: Dispatches from the Front Line of Science. (2007)
  • Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: A Guide to the Universe. (2007) (published in U.S. as The Quantum Zoo: A Tourist's Guide to the Neverending Universe. (2005))
  • Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil. (2008)
  • We Need to Talk About Kelvin. (2009) (published in the U.S. as The Matchbox That Ate A Forty-Ton Truck.)
  • Solar System for iPad. (2010)[5] (a book app)
  • Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun. (2011)
  • Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas. (2011) (with Govert Schilling)
  • What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff. (2013)
  • Chown, Marcus (22 March 2018). Big Bang. illus. Chris Moore. London: Ladybird Books. ISBN 978-0-7181-8784-2. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Graeme (2007) "60 SECONDS: Marcus Chown", Metro, 18 January 2007, retrieved 2010-03-27
  2. ^ "Marcus Chown Lecture". Queen Mary University of London. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ White, C. (June 2013). Interactions (PDF). Institute of Physics. p. 7. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Trotman, Clive (2008) "Esoteric concepts on relative scale", Otago Daily Times, 5 July 2008, retrieved 2010-03-27
  5. ^ FABER AND FABER AND TOUCHPRESS PARTNER TO CREATE DIGITAL TITLES FOR iPAD, LAUNCHING WITH SOLAR SYSTEM London, England – November 30, 2010

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