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Luigi PiroThe Biggest Bangs details the early measurements, achievements, false trails, and problems that scientists faced before afterglows were discovered. Katz is a theoretician who has worked in the GRB [gamma-ray burst] field, and he turns a physicist's eye on the main astrophysical problems using non-mathematical yet rigorous prose. Often, he widens the problems encountered in the GRB firld to touch on other major riddles in modern astronomy. His explanations are enriched with informative historical links.
—July 18, 2002 issue of Nature magazine