Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, currently cosmology consultant for New Scientist magazine. He graduated from the University of London in 1980, gaining a first class degree in physics, and later gained a Master of Science in astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology. 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”.
- Afterglow of Creation: From the fireball to the discovery of cosmic ripples. (1993)
- 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)