Why Does E=MC²? (And Why Should We Care?) makes some of science’s most famous tenets easily accessible — even for those who barely passed sophomore chemistry.
As two of the world’s youngest professional physicists, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw are more interested in getting others excited about science than dry lecturing. In the tradition of astrophysicist Brian May, better known as Queen’s lead guitarist, Cox was a member of synth-pop band D:Ream — a pop-culture background that comes across in the crisp, engaging prose.