Friends of Aeon donate as little as US$5
a month and enjoy exclusive benefits.

Save and annotate your favourite articles, engage with Aeon
editors and receive our monthly ebook for easy offline reading.

Become a Friend now

Aeon is not-for-profit and needs
your support.

Become a Friend now

Adam Becker
Author and Astrophysicist

Adam Becker is a science writer and physicist. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Office for History of Science and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley. Adam has written for the BBC, NPR, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others. He is the author of What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics (2018). He lives in Oakland, California. 

Written by Adam Becker

History of Science
What is good science?

Demanding that a theory is falsifiable or observable, without any subtlety, will hold science back. We need madcap ideas

Adam Becker