Richard Panek

Panek photo 2My background isn’t in science—it’s in journalism and fiction—but I try to turn this non-expertise to my advantage. I’m always asking myself if I’ve now explained a subject in such a way that even I would have understood it before I’d started researching it. My most recent books are The 4% Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality, which chronicles both the human and the scientific narratives behind the discovery that led to the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, and, with Temple Grandin, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum.


Richard Panek Elsewhere:

The Father of Dark Matter Still Gets No Respect

Dark Energy: The Biggest Mystery in the Universe

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