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A Quantum Life


Abrief introduction about the book

A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars is the autobiography of astrophysicist and science communicator Hakeem Oluseyi, told as a journey from the author’s challenging youth to the beginning of his career as a scientist. The book is split into four sections, each documenting pivotal parts of his life, including vivid accounts of his early childhood in an unstable home and his struggles with racism and classism as a Black doctoral student at Stanford University. Oluseyi, born James Plummer Jr., draws readers in with his candid and personable writing style.