Author Archives: Dave

T-1 and counting

Tomorrow is pub day, though some places have already jumped the gun! Leading up to that, I have a bunch of exciting announcements: The advance reviews have been awesome! We’ve been selected as one of the “best of July” at … Continue reading

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Nature Review

In case you missed it, Nature (subscription required) had this to say about The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: Who knew symmetry could be so brilliantly entertaining? Physicist Dave Goldberg slings the reader straight in at the deep end of … Continue reading

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Lensing Animations

I have an amazing undergraduate research student this summer, who I won’t name so as not to embarrass her. But I wanted to share an awesome gravitational lensing that she put together for me after only a couple of days … Continue reading

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Nature Review!

This one is too good not to post! The July 4 issue of Nature enthuses: 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, … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: How does Spacetime get Bent?

My latest column is up at io9: “How does Spacetime get Bent?” It’s an overview of how to think about curved spacetime, even if the universe “really” feels flat. Enjoy! -Dave

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Ask a Physicist: A Practical Guide to Intergalactic Travel

Good news everyone! I have a new column on io9: How to Make it to the Edge of the Observable Universe in a Few Decades. This is one of the most fun columns I’ve written in ages, so please do … Continue reading

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Travel to the end of the Universe

About a week ago, I had a contest on io9 calling for questions about the universe. I got one that seems, on first blush, to be kind of silly, but on further inspection is kind of awesome. Cameron asks: What … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist: Is the Earth Putting on Weight?

Last week, I put in a call for questions, and the opportunity to win a signed advanced copy of The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (and seriously, it’s never too early to pre-order). The first winning column is up: “Is … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! Also, reviews!

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 … Continue reading

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Day of Dialog (and a lesson learned)

I had the great pleasure of serving on a panel at the 2013 Library Journal Day of Dialog yesterday. That’s me up there talking about “The Art of Science Book Writing” with Richard Dawkins and Simon Winchester. I realize that … Continue reading

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