Andrew Zimmerman Jones

Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Physics Guide and author of String Theory For Dummies. Andrew Zimmerman Jones

Andrew Zimmerman Jones has studied and written about physics since 1991. He holds a Physics degree from Wabash College with honors & awards. 


Andrew has carried out physics research at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and worked as an educational consultant in three states, specializing in science & mathematics education. He has been the Physics Expert since spring 2006. In 2009, he wrote String Theory For Dummies. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.


  • One of 150 students chosen annually from the state of Indiana chosen to attend the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities in Muncie, Indiana, a magnet school for advanced study during junior & senior years of high school.
  • Holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Wabash College, with minors in mathematics & philosophy. There he earned magna cum laude honors and the Harold Q. Fuller Prize in Physics.
  • In 2008, earned a M.S. degree in Mathematics Education from Purdue University.

Andrew Zimmerman Jones

I fell in love with physics originally through science fiction, especially the stories of Isaac Asimov. This led me to read his non-fiction works on science and I became impressed with the elegance of physical laws.

Both of my parents are teachers and I never imagined that I would go into education, but I have grown to feel that spreading knowledge and understanding about science & mathematics is one of the most fulfilling jobs that I could possibly have chosen. I also write on other topics at my personal blog, The Philosopher's Stone.

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