The former editor of Time magazine and CEO of CNN talks to us about the life and work of Albert Einstein, including the bet with his wife that left her with his Nobel Prize money and him with a divorce.
Blaming "the quants" for the recent financial crisis is simplistic and short-sighted, says the author of The Physics of Wall Street. He picks five books showing the contribution physics has made to understanding financial markets.
The astronomy professor says the process of scientific discovery can be slow and messy – but that reading about some of the extraordinary personalities involved brings the history alive
The theoretical cosmologist discusses five books about space, time and the universe that even the science-shy can understand and enjoy
As NASA’s space shuttle blasts off for the final time, the space historian tells us about five books that capture the thrill and achievement of our venturing into the great beyond