Manjit Kumar – Quantum

Posted on December 4, 2009 by



Manjit Kumar is currently consulting science editor at UK Wired magazine and was the founding editor of Prometheus, an interdisciplinary journal that covered the arts and sciences, described by one reviewer as ‘perhaps the finest magazine that I’ve ever read’.

He is the co-author of Science and the Retreat from Reason, which introduced key areas of modern science while defending the Enlightenment notions of social progress and scientific advance against the loss of faith in progress and science, which was published in 1995 in the UK by Merlin Press, it was critically acclaimed as a ‘corrective to the hype’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘undoubtedly one of the best introductions one can find to the crisis of confidence within science itself’. He has written and reviewed for various publications including the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement and Irish Times.

Majit’s latest book is Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality which was Shortlisted for the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize.

First broadcast on 4th December 2009

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