‘In free fall’
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Physicists in the lead of a fiction book or a play, that’s a rare event! Writers in general do not understand physics, while physicists seldom have the talent of writing for a large audience. So when it happens, we should rejoice. The up-and-coming German author Juli Zeh  (1974), who studied law, has succeeded in combining beautiful prose, psychological drama, crime and physics in a challenging book ‘In free fall’ . A good friend of hers, Bettina Bruinier, has put the core message of the book into a compelling play in the ‘Volkstheater’ in Munich . Yes, it can be done.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2014