"In reality, galaxies just sit there, contemplating the spectacle of the universe creating more and more space in between them."

João Magueijo is a Portuguese cosmologist and professor in theoretical physics at Imperial College London. He is a pioneer of the varying speed of light (VSL) theory. In 1998, Magueijo teamed with Andreas Albrecht to work on the varying speed of light theory of cosmology, which proposes that the speed of light was up to 3×1030 km/s in the early universe. This would explain several unsolved problems in contemporary physics, including the issue dark matter and the horizon problem, and is presented as a radical alternative to the more mainstream theory of cosmic inflation.

"Magueijo tells the story...with passion and considerable verve, familiarising his readers with some of the hippiest ideas in modern science." - The Observer