Properties of Light

At once a Gothic suspense novel and a compelling novel of ideas, Properties of Light tells the story of a young physicist who becomes enamored of an obscure equation, of the equation’s creator, and finally of the creator’s beautiful daughter. As the three strive to reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity, they become mired in a destructive triangle of science, love, and mysticism.
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It's one kind of trick to turn philosophy into fiction, as Rebecca Goldstein did so successfully in her highly praised first novel, The Mind Body Problem. It's another, perhaps even headier alchemy, to make fiction out of physics... A novel of cool grace and dark lyricism, lit by the imaginative fire of physics and its improbable cosmologies…. New York Times Book Review

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