Who knew symmetry could be so brilliantly entertaining? Physicist Dave Goldberg slings the reader straight in at the deep end of this big physics concept, but with enough masterly wit to keep you afloat. If you’ve ever longed to know the nitty-gritty on antimatter; puzzled over the exclusion principle; woken up in a cold sweat wondering why you are not a “sentient cloud of helium”; gritted your teeth over the cosmological principle; or been terrified by the beasts of the ‘particle zoo’, this is for you.
Pretty awesome, right? Lots of other reviews and advance buzz can be found here.
Did you forget that it’s coming out next Thursday, because I sure didn’t.
P.S. I also had an io9 yesterday, “Where does the standard model of physics come from?” It’s a bit on the long side (and fairly sophisticated), but you… you may enjoy it.
P.P.S. I’ll be doing a reddit “Ask me Anything” July 11 at 2pm EDT. Come on over, and ask me anything!