Author(s): Thibault Damour
The bestselling French graphic novel about the mind-bending world of quantum physics
Famous explorer Bob and his dog Rick have been around the world and even to the Moon, but their travels through the quantum universe show them the greatest wonders they've ever seen. As they follow their tour guide, the giddy letter h (also known as the Planck constant), Bob and Rick have crepes with Max Planck, talk to Einstein about atoms, visit Louis de Broglie in his castle, and hang out with Heisenberg on Heligoland.
On the way, we find out that a dog - much like a cat - can be both dead and alive, the gaze of a mouse can change the universe, and a comic book can actually make quantum physics fun, easy to understand and downright enchanting.
Quantum physics is notoriously difficult to explain but help is at hand! Billed as 'Tintin meets Brian Cox', the book was created by theoretical physicist Thibault Damour and illustrator Mathieu Burniat so it's as scientifically accurate as it is beautiful BBC Focus An extraordinary popular science book RTBF, Belgium Can quantum physics lend itself to a comic book? Yes, it can. Scripted by Thibault Damour, professor of theoretical physics, and drawn by Mathieu Burniat who uses colour cleverly, this book is outstanding. You really do feel smarter after reading it! Aujourd'hui The most complex comic book I've seen and one of the most exciting... A feast for readers who are curious to know more about physics Mediapart A triumph Le Parisien Tintin for nerds Stylist, France You have to be pretty brave to tackle quantum physics in a comic book. But you can trust Thibault Damour, a great physicist, to be your tour guide... I won't lie: you have to focus a little to follow along, but the story and Mathieu Burniat's drawings offer us a rare chance to understand these fascinating theories. Go for it! Science et vie
Thibault Damour (Author) Thibault Damour is a theoretical physicist who teaches at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Paris. His award-winning work focuses on black holes, gravitational waves and quantum cosmology. Mathieu Burniat (Author) Mathieu Burniat is an author of graphic novels whose books include Shrimp and La Passion de Dodin-Bouffant.