K.C. Cole

Contributing Writer

string theory

The Strange Second Life of String Theory

String theory has so far failed to live up to its promise as a way to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. At the same time, it has blossomed into one of the most useful sets of tools in science.

The Quantum Fabric of Space-Time

Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox

A bold new idea aims to link two famously discordant descriptions of nature. In doing so, it may also reveal how space-time owes its existence to the spooky connections of quantum information.

About the author

K.C. Cole is the author of eight nonfiction books, including The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty and Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens. She is a former science correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Discover. She is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.