Faster Than the Speed of Light

Faster Than the Speed of Light

The Story of a Scientific Speculation

By Joao Magueijo

Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780738205250, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 2003


Destined to be one of the most hotly debated books of the year-the fascinating story of how one brilliant young physicist's heretical idea may dethrone Einstein and forever change the way we see the universe

About the Author

João Magueijo is a lecturer in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London, where he was for three years a Royal Society Research Fellow. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University, and received his doctorate in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. Magueijo was featured in a British television documentary, "Einstein's Biggest Blunder," which was broadcast last year. Visit the author's website at