Katie Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist and one of the most popular scientists on Twitter, with more than 330,000 followers. Throughout her career as a researcher at Caltech, Princeton, Cambridge, Melbourne and now North Carolina State University, she has studied dark matter, black holes, cosmic strings and the formation of the first galaxies. As a science writer, she has been published by Slate, Time, and Scientific American, as well as having a regular column in Cosmos magazine.
Mack is brilliant, and my neighbour's six-year-old daughter loves her. I love her. * The Spectator * Mack is a great science communicator and I suspected I was going to like this book as soon as I saw her name. I am pleased to say it does not disappoint. * BBC Sky at Night * This book teaches you that the universe could end at any moment, but is so good that you will be rooting for it not to-at least, not until you finish the book. Katie Mack's witty, lucid prose is endlessly delightful -- Alexandra Petri, author of Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why Everything dies, even the universe. But will it be a peaceful fading-away, or a dramatic cataclysm? Scientists don't know for sure, but Katie Mack provides an expert and entertaining guide to the possibilities. Who knew a book about the end of the universe could communicate so much passion for science? -- Sean Carroll, author of Something Deeply Hidden The End of Everything combines deep thinking about physics and big-picture awe in the style of Carl Sagan -- Randall Munroe, author of What If? Like an animated discussion with your favourite quirky and brilliant professor ... if you need a moment to be distracted from everyday life and journey to the deep cosmic future, I highly recommend The End of Everything. * New Scientist * Joyous, beautiful and strange. . . filled with brilliant moments where you just have to stop and stare out of the window for a while -- Robin Ince