Greetings, true believers! If you haven’t done so already, head on over to io9 and submit a question. I’m running an “Ask a Physicist” context. For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be answering a question a week, as selected by my blue ribbon panel. If your question is selected, not only do you get your question answered and internet fame, but also, you get a free, signed book!
In other news, here’s what Discover Magazine has to say about my new book:
…Goldberg offers math-free guideposts along the way in this witty and accessible read. Tip: Don’t skip the copious footnotes, packed with geek humor.
It’s actually been a big day for reviews. Barnes and Noble also posted an editorial review that’s so good, I’m almost embarrassed to reproduce it. But I will:
Readers who fear that physics is an unapproachable subject have never met Dave Goldberg. The Physics department director at Drexel University and author (A User’s Guide to the Universe) has a knack for explaining cosmological matters without brandishing higher mathematics or demanding post-graduate acumen. His new book reveals, among other things, what is so super about supersymmetry and what’s the matter with antimatter. One of its most thrilling revelations, however, concerns a largely forgotten female physicist. German mathematician Emmy Noether (1882-1935) earned the plaudits of Einstein and others, but she seldom receives credit for her truly breakthrough theories about the connection between symmetry and conservation. A Carl Sagan for a new generation.
Just to be clear, they’re trying to sell books here. Even I think this is overinflated.