John Gribbin

John Gribbin

Titles: Computing With Quantum Cats, Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution, Science
Category: Fiction, Non-Fiction
Agent: Andrew Gordon
Film Agent: Nicky Lund

John Gribbin is the author of nearly 100 popular science books, including the best-selling In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, and eight science fiction novels. He has received awards for his writing both in the United States and in Britain, including the top UK science-writing award, administered by the Association of British Science Writers. The World Conference of Science Journalists awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Prize in 2009.

The holder of a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, he still maintains links with research as a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex, and was a member of a team there that measured the age of the Universe. While still a student, he received the prestigious Annual Award of the Gravity Research Foundation in the United States, the only student, and the first Englishman working in England, ever to receive this award.

He has worked in radio, making and presenting programmes for the BBC, and in television, occasionally in front of the cameras but more often as an adviser on science programmes. His most recent books are Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution, published by Transworld in 2012, and Computing With Quantum Cats, again for Transworld.

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Featured Title: Computing With Quantum Cats

Computing With Quantum Cats