"With [The Universe Within's] deeply thoughtful
reflections on the place of science in society, on the need to
educate the underserved, and on plenty of other topics rarely
addressed in this sort of book, Turok takes you where no physicist
has gone before. It's well worth making the journey with him."
- TIME Magazine
Winner of the Lane Anderson Award, longlisted for the
Charles Taylor Prize, shortlisted for the Libris Award for
Non-Fiction and selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book
The most anticipated nonfiction book of the season, this year''s
Massey Lectures is a visionary look at the way the human mind can
shape the future by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok.
Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind,
seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge
is our most precious possession, and our future will be shaped by
the breakthroughs to come.
In this personal, visionary, and fascinating work, Neil Turok,
Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics,
explores the transformative scientific discoveries of the past
three centuries -- from classical mechanics, to the nature of
light, to the bizarre world of the quantum, and the evolution of
the cosmos. Each new discovery has, over time, yielded new
technologies causing paradigm shifts in the organization of
society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major
transformation: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant
our current, dissatisfying digital age. Facing this brave new
world, Turok calls for creatively re-inventing the way advanced
knowledge is developed and shared, and opening access to the vast,
untapped pools of intellectual talent in the developing world.
Scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future
economy, as well as powerful forces for peaceful global
Elegantly written, deeply provocative, and highly inspirational,
The Universe Within is, above all, about the future -- of
science, of society, of ourselves.