Kai Kupferschmidt studied molecular biomedicine and works as a science writer in Berlin. He contributes to the US journal Science as well as to German newspapers such as the Suddeutsche Zeitung, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die Zeit. Unless he takes some time off, which he then spends thinking about the colour blue. Kai Kupferschmidt has won numerous prizes, including the Media Prize of the German HIV/Aids Foundation.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Human beings have been obsessed with the color blue for thousands of years, and in Blue, science journalist Kai Kupferschmidt travels the globe to discover why it has always been so special. . . .[His] global quest follows his lifelong obsession with blue, taking him to the core of what it means to be human. --Foreword Reviews Praise from Germany Using anecdotes, reportage fragments and research stories, Kupferschmidt succeeds in explaining the science of blue in an entertaining and vivid manner. --Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung With such dedication and clarity that one is astonished to see what aesthetic pleasure natural science can bring. How does beauty come into the world? As a book. --Sonntag Kultur Poets, painters, psychologists--what fascinates them about the color blue? This book shows it in word and design. --Die Zeit A hymn to the color blue that makes you want to immerse yourself in the world of research, culture, and wonder. --Deutschlandfunk Kultur The book is beautifully equipped, with the blue book cut and a beautiful blue in the cover. --NDR Kultur, The Mixed Double Praise for perhaps the most beautiful color in the world in one of the most beautiful books in recent years. --ZEIT Wissen Kupferschmidt succeeds in presenting facts concisely and with humor. --Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Even if you are not a scientist, you get an uncanny desire to understand such connections. --Deutschlandfunk Kultur Everything you need to know about blue. --BR Fernsehen