George Greenstein, PhD, is the Sidney Dillon Professor of Astronomy at Amherst College. He received his BS from Stanford and his PhD from Yale, both in physics. Initially his interests centered on research in theoretical astrophysics, but later they shifted to writing. He is the author of numerous works interpreting science for nonscientists. His first book, Frozen Star, was the recipient of two science-writing awards. In conjunction with Arthur Zajonc he is the author of a recent textbook titled The Quantum Challenge: Modern Research on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, which discusses the problems of interpretation posed by quantum mechanics. 

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