In 1984 Dr Muller caused international controversy with his theory that a killer star, christened "Nemesis", is orbiting the sun and causing cataclysmic comet storms to batter the earth every 26 million years. Greeted with disbelief and derision, the "Nemesis" hypothesis has nonetheless withstood attempts to demolish it and has provided explanations for a variety of phenomena, including the dramatic disappearance 65 million years ago of the earth's dinosaur population. In this book the author examines himself and his motivations as rigorously as the bizarre assumptions of the "Nemesis" theory.
About the author
Dr. Richard Muller is a Professor of Physics at Berkeley. He has earned a "Distinguished Teacher" award from the University of California, a MacArthur Prize "Genius" fellowship, as as well as the National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award "for highly original and innovative research which has led to important discoveries and inventions in diverse areas of physics, including astrophysics, radioisotope dating, and optics." He is the author of the nonfiction book, Nemesis, and coauthor of The Three Big Bangs.