In November 1995, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (1942–2018) sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall (capacity: 5,900) for a lecture entitled “Does God Throw Dice in Black Holes?” A physicist ha
“a solid, valuable work on a critical aspect of America’s wartime quest for an atomic bomb.”
Charles Fishman’s One Giant Leap provides historical and political context to the race to send a man to the moon and back.
“Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator is short, easy to read, and quickly gets to the point, while avoiding many of the questions any astute reader might raise.
“the generalist interested in how the world works can scour A World Beyond Physics with great benefit.
"Einstein's War is a parallel biography of the great thinker and Arthur Stanley Eddington who used Einstein's work to heal the world scientific co
“We have progressed from seeking the nature of the particles that make up atoms and matter to the realization that there is no such thing.
“a blinding work of narrative fact that will amaze, enthrall, and, yes, cause every reader to shed tears for the residue of suffering that Chernobyl has left to all humanity.”
This is not the first book to be published on this subject (see for instance Physics and the Art of Dance by Kenneth Laws and Arlene Sugano, or Laws’ earlier volume, The Physics of Da
“Hawking’s writing is a welcome leap beyond those scientists who too often opine on popular topics in a scholarly but humdrum fashion.”
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“Do I know too much, or too little?” he asks. Very much an anti-reductionist, when he sees a flock of birds floating on air, he doesn’t think numbers or gravity.
4th Rock from the Sun provides the current view of what we do and do not know about the planet Mars.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our leading science writers who has a talent for making complicated ideas built of math and physics accessible to people who aren't experts in those fields.
XKCD comic artist Randall Munroe has created a book to explain how things work.
“. . . an excellent reference, though it . . . offers no tutorial for beginners.”
“Ian Stewart belongs to a very small, very exclusive club of popular science and mathematics writers who are worth reading today.”
“Quantum theory is weird, yes, but it absolutely has to be the way it is in order to explain the weird behavior of the world we live in. . . .
“Computer science can be accurately viewed as the upriver force that makes possible the phenomenal impact of such entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schul
A physicist who writes a popularization of science takes different kinds of risks than the popular science writer.
Why Does E=mc2? is one of those questions that educatednon-physicists must have been asking themselves for over a hundred
Unlike the author of the latest biography about the physicist, Paul Dirac, I actually had dinner with Professor Dirac, and his wife, in 1975.