Things have been pretty quiet around these parts lately. That’s because, as most of you know, I’ve been working on my new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror. Apropos of that, I have a few announcements:
- Good news, everyone! I’ve finished my first complete draft of the manuscript. I’m not, you know, done-done or anything, but it’s all editing from here on out. I don’t believe I’ve mentioned in this space, but I’ve got an excellent illustrator working with me, Herb Thornby. We’re going for a 19th century scientific design esthetic, and he’s nailing it.
The book is coming out next June (exact date to be determined), so if you’d like to invite me to come and give a talk, it’s never too early.
- Speaking of which, I’ll be giving a talk on the Higgs at the Delaware Valley Astronomical Society on October 19. If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by.
- Finally and perhaps most importantly, after a long hiatus, my “Ask a Physicist” column at io9 is returning. I need some good questions to get the ball rolling.
Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions should be a) things that you’re genuinely interested in, b) Something that probably doesn’t have a simple yes/no answer. Of course, you can ask me anything you like, and I’ll try to answer it, it’s just that only questions with the criteria above are likely to make the column and give you internet fame.