Phillip F. Schewe

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About the Author

PHILLIP F. SCHEWE works at the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland, where he is director of communication.  He has a PhD in physics but has spent most of his career as a writer, chiefly as an explainer and popularizer of science.  In addition, he has written numerous plays, which have been performed in New York, Washington, DC, and elsewhere.  His book The Grid, a history of the impact of electricity on society, was called by NPR one of the top science books of the year for 2007.  He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.