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Marcus Chown

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Brunel University. His books include Breakthrough, The Ascent of Gravity, which was the Sunday Times 2017 Science Book of the Year; Infinity in the Palm of Your HandWhat A Wonderful WorldQuantum Theory Cannot Hurt YouWe Need to Talk About Kelvin and Afterglow of Creation, both of which were runners-up for the Royal Society Book Prize. Marcus has also won the Bookseller’s Digital Innovation of the Year for Solar System for iPad.