- Max learns about conservation of energy at Count Rumford's amusement park
Sadi Carnot's Kitchen
- If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
Ergodistan’s Evil Plan
- Attempting to violate the 2nd Law with Evil intent
Entropy and Information
- Feynman's explains the connection to Max
Welcome to Las Vegas
- Max gambles to save Earth
Energy PrinciplesMax learns about conservation of energy at Count Rumford's amusement park
Sadi Carnot's KitchenIf you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
Ergodistan’s Evil PlanAttempting to violate the 2nd Law with Evil intent
Entropy and InformationFeynman's explains the connection to Max
Welcome to Las VegasMax gambles to save Earth
Max the Demon vs Entropy of Doom
A graphic novel that explains the physics of heat, energy, entropy, and the connection between entropy and information.
Max, a character based on the mythical Maxwell's Demon, is sent on a mission to help save earth from environmental disaster. First, Max must learn about energy, heat, and entropy from the historical giants of science. Along the way there is villainy and near catastrophe. This fun-to-read adventure story explains the first and second laws of thermodynamics in a way that is accessible to everyone.
F. Duncan M. Haldane, 2016 Physics Nobel Laureate, Princeton University
I really enjoyed the demon adventures of Max! A good introduction to the central ideas of entropy and energy, without sacrificing accuracy. It will inspire school students and help them understand basic science in a fun way. A really cool book!
Mario Livio, Astrophysicist and Author of Brilliant Blunders, The Golden Ratio, Is God a Mathematician
Entropy is a measure of disorder that affects everything from the emergence of life to the cosmic expansion. I can think of no better way to introduce this concept to a non-professional, but curious audience, than this witty, entertaining book.”
Michael B. Green, Pioneer of String Theory, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University
A most impressive book that pioneers a style of presentation that makes sophisticated ideas in physics accessible to a wide audience in the form of an entertaining and beautifully illustrated story.
About the Authors
Assa Auerbach is a Professor of Physics at Technion, Israel. He researches the theory of condensed matter and is fascinated by superconductivity.
Richard Codor makes a living drawing humorously as an editorial cartoonist, story artist for TV/films, and creator/illustrator of the Joyous Haggadah.