Sean has a PhD in English from the University of London. His book, Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, is available from the University of Michigan Press. It’s the first sustained study of string theory as a cultural phenomenon, synthesizing developments in continental philosophy of science, cognitive linguistics, and literary criticism to examine the role the imagination plays in the production and dissemination of string theory as scientific knowledge.

Currently, he’s working on a retelling of an old Italian folktale.