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

“Hi, I’m James. I understand physics and I know what light quanta are.”

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


“A wonderful book”

“Couldn’t put it down”

“A must read”

“It finally all make sense”

“Opened my eyes”

“Will change your thinking forever”

“Just what I needed”

“Excellent introduction”

“Great read for the layman”

“Illuminating, refreshing and exciting”

“Simple to understand”

“Strongly recommend it”

Fields of Color explains Quantum Field Theory, in its “fields only” sense, to a lay audience, without equations. It shows how this theory resolves the paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics, such as wave-particle duality (“what is real?”), entanglement (“beyond weird”), “spooky” action-at-a-distance, the measurement problem (Schrödinger’s cat), the uncertainty principle, and the double-slit experiment (“Through two doors at once”). QFT also resolves the paradoxes of Relativity, including time dilation, Lorentz contraction, the speed limit, and space-time curvature. QFT even incorporates quantum gravity and provides a simple derivation and meaning for E = mc2 (the only equation permitted in the book).

“A book that finally gets it right. Brooks presents the news about quantum field theory in a non-technical but accurate manner. 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, 2006 Millikan Award winner.