Dice World by Brian Clegg longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014

Posted on 2014/06/13 , tagged as brian clegg

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Dice World by Brian Clegg longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014We’re thrilled to announce that Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe has been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014, which celebrates outstanding popular science books from around the world.

In Dice World, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes readers on an incredible trip around our random universe, uncovering the truths and lies behind probability and statistics, explaining how chaotic intervention is behind every great success in business, and demonstrating the possibilities quantum mechanics has given us for creating unbreakable ciphers and undergoing teleportation.

The judges said that Dice World provides ‘a fantastic look at the importance of randomness, full of interesting and philosophical ideas while still remaining open and accessible’.

The shortlist will be announced on 19 September 2014. The author of the winning book will receive £25,000 and £2,500 each is awarded to the authors of up to five shortlisted books.

Read an extract from Dice World here and find out more about the prize. Brian Clegg is also the author of Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You and newly published The Quantum Age. Follow Brian on Twitter @BrianClegg.