A. Zee

I am a professor of theoretical physics and an author of several books for the general public and three textbooks, on quantum field theory, on Einstein gravity, and on group theory for physicists.

Fearful Symmetry - Anthony Zee Swallowing Clouds - Anthony Zee An Old Man's Toy - Anthony Zee
Fearful Symmetry Swallowing Clouds An Old Man's Toy


Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell was first published in 2003 by Princeton University Press.

A second edition was published in 2010.

Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell was published in 2013 by Princeton University Press.

Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists was published in 2016 by Princeton University Press


Do you like to laugh out loud? Do you like Mysteries?

My budding career as a writer: Even Shakespeare likes my writing style!

My aborted career as a mountaineer. My foray into theater & physics, audience & reader. An introduction to the new edition of Feynman's QED. Firing a Civil War cannon.

As much fun as possible! (This could be a nice motto.)
It is often deeper to know why something is true rather than to have a proof that it is true.


I live in Santa Barbara and work in an institute by the sea. How many theoretical physicists can you identify by sight?