Alan Sokal is a professor of physics at New York University. Jean Bricmont is a theoretical physicist with the Universite de Louvaine in Belgium.
"Although Sokal and Bricmont focus on the abuse and misrepresentation of science by a dozen French intellectuals, their book broaches a much larger topic--the uneasy place of science and understanding of scientific rationality in contemporary culture." --Thomas Nagel, The New Republic "An excellent discussion . . . a plea for a sensible understanding of science and a welcome antidote to irrationality." --Simon Moss, Houston Chronicle