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I think curiosity is really about asking questions and not being afraid to be wrong and that comes from science. I would think of myself as sort of an intellectual jack-of-all-trades, like I don't want to specialize so much that I'm defined by the thing that I do. Most of my research was sort of self-taught and statistical analysis. So I'm this mathematician doing statistics in a physics department who's now moved to an engineering department. I just want to find mathematical problems that are interesting and try to solve them.
I think education is is the most important thing. I don't see any problem with introducing science as early as possible. Kids learn most from play and they're not going to be engaged if they don't find it interesting.
I started with quantum physics for babies for a couple of reasons. The main one was to have something that I could read to my daughter that had the scientific concepts, and then the other reason was, you know, I thought it was fun.
The books are the first step at going to the extreme of communicating a complex idea to a large audience. I don't expect that after reading the books that parents and certainly not children are going to understand quantum physics. It's something to get you started, allowing parents to maybe not feel that this is such a hard topic that it should just be avoided.
I'm Chris Ferrie, quantum theorist, father of four and a children's book author.