I’m thrilled to announce that my most recent book, “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality” has been shortlisted for the Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award.
This is extremely competitive and very exciting. Past winners have included Nate Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise,” Neal Subhin’s “Your Inner Fish” (which features Drexel’s own Ken Lacovara), Briane Greene’s “The Elegant Universe,” and Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel” (which also won the Pulitzer). We’ll find out the winner in early October, and should I win, there’s a gala in Washington in December.
In the meanwhile, please do show the other excellent shortlisted books some love:
- The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future or Rising Sea Levels, by Brian Fagan
- The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among Primates, by Franz de Waal
- Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian, by A. Douglas Stone
- Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot, by Peter Crane