by Simon Singh
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Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever. As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is, the book will address why cosmologists believe that it is an accurate description of the origin of the universe. It will also tell the story of the scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging universe.
Simon Singh completed his PhD in particle physics at Cambridge University. After spending time at CERN, the European Centre for Particle Physics, he joined the BBC science department and was a producer and director on programmes such as Tomorrow's World, Horizon and Earth Story. His documentary about the world's most notorious mathematical problem was nominated for an Emmy and won a BAFTA. In 1997 he wrote a book on the same subject, entitled Fermat's Last Theorem, which was the first mathematics book to become a No.1 bestseller in Britain and which has been translated into over 20 languages. In 1999 Simon published The Code Book, a history of codes and code breaking, which also became an international best-seller. He presented a 5-part series on the history of cryptography for Channel 4. The Science of Secrecy, based on The Code Book. His most prized possession is a genuine World War II Enigma cipher machine. While continuing to write, Simon also presents programmes such as The Serendipity of Science and Five Numbers on Radio 4 and Mind Games on BBC4.
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