Tag Archives: Writing

Shortlisted!

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 … Continue reading

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Paperback!

The 1st floor table at Barnes and Noble in Rittenhouse, yesterday. Exciting news! The Universe in the Rearview Mirror is out in paperback as of yesterday! There will be a bunch of new interviews and columns, beginning today with a … Continue reading

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Ask a Physicist is back, baby!

After an unacceptably long hiatus, I’m back with new “Ask a Physicist” columns over at io9. Today, I have a piece up about PeV neutrinos, and tomorrow I’ll be doing one on Emmy Noether. Thereafter, I’ll be posting a bit … Continue reading

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What do you really need to know about the universe?

Just a quicky. I have a new, somewhat navel-gazing post up at io9 on what you really need to know about the universe, and more generally, why people embrace pop-sci at all. I’m curious to hear what you think, and … Continue reading

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Slate: 4 Reasons you Shouldn't Exist

Greetings, true believers. I have a piece up at Slate today: Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist: Physics says you’re an impurity in an otherwise beautiful universe.. The headline might be a bit over the top, but it’s a fun little … Continue reading

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Welcome, Wired visitors!

Hello there. If you happened to find yourself clicking in from Wired, let me welcome you to my blog. There are some interesting things here (including slightly more technical versions of some pieces from io9, observations about the publishing industry, … Continue reading

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Two weeks in

What a couple of weeks! In the last two weeks I’ve: Done about 20 radio interviews, with several more on the way (WAMC). I’m doing WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight in about a week, and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show on August 20. … 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: 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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