A New Guide to the Who, What, and Why of String Theory

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BOCA RATON, Fla., USA, February 11, 2016—CRC Press is pleased to announce the release of the new book Why String Theory? by Joseph Conlon. This book is the only modern, popular science account of string theory accessible to a general audience.

Top physicists have already praised the book. Juan Maldacena of the Institute for Advanced Study declares it is a “very engaging and up-to-date discussion of string theory [and] highly recommended.”

“This is arguably the most compelling set of arguments to explain why string theory has been so attractive to several generations of theoretical physicists in the past three decades despite the lack of experimental evidence,” states Fernando Quevedo of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the University of Cambridge.

Pedro Ferreira of the University of Oxford asserts, “This is a timely, intelligent, and exciting book that describes the joy and pain of working at the frontiers of theoretical physics.”

Marcus du Sautoy, Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford, also commends the book, saying “Why String Theory? wonderfully unwraps the science, history, and philosophy behind one of the most challenging theories of the twenty-first century.”

A professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oxford, Professor Conlon is a leading researcher on string theory and the author of over 50 scientific papers. Visit WhyStringTheory.com for more details about his work.

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