"50 years of pondering have not brought me any closer to answering the question, what are light quanta?” – Albert Einstein 1951


“I have been in a quandary over quantum mechanics, which, to my mind, remains impossible to define, let alone comprehend” -Joseph Heller 1998


“I hope I can finally understand physics before I leave the earth.” - Bill Clinton 2011

For all who want to understand physics, the answer is here: 



"A book that finally gets it entirely right… Brooks presents the news about quantum field theory in a non-technical but accurate manner that will enlighten both the general public and the professional scientists. His explanatory technique of using different colors to represent different fields is a stroke of pedagogical genius… Anybody who wants to understand quantum physics should read this book.” Art Hobson, Ph.D., 2006 Millikan Award winner





"A wonderful book"

"Couldn't put it down"

"A must read!"

"It finally all makes sense"

"Opened my eyes"

"Will change your thinking forever"

"Physics for everyone"

"Original and entertaining!" 

Fields of Color by Rodney Brooks (Ph.D., physics, Harvard U.) presents quantum field theory to a lay audience without equations. It shows how this often overlooked and misunderstood theory resolves the weirdness of quantum mechanics and the paradoxes of relativity. And yes, it explains what light quanta are.

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Wake up and smell the fields - Rodney Brooks (youtube)

Higgs is a field, not a particle - Rodney Brooks (youtube)

Quantum Mechanics vs. Quantum Field Theory - Rodney Brooks (youtube)

There are no particles, there are only fields - Art Hobson (article in AJP)

The Lightness of Being - Frank Wilczek (book)

Beyond the Higgs boson - Sean Carroll (youtube)

Einstein's Enigmas - Rodney Brooks (youtube)

Particles vs. Fields - Edward Finn & Rodney Brooks (youtube)

What Is a Quantum Field - Edward Finn & Rodney Brooks (youtube)

Higgs Boson Re-explained - PHD Comics (Jorge Cham)

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