Scientists, visually impaired researchers and braille experts in Japan have translated a book on advanced research in physics into the tactile writing system for visually impaired readers.

The book, focusing on the origin of the universe and matter, joins a list of science books in braille, which is very short in Japan given the specialized knowledge needed to translate them.

Written by researchers of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, known as KEK, the book explains how the universe was formed 13.8 billion years ago and how matter, the Earth and life came into existence, based on the latest knowledge and the results of recent experiments.