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Physics books of 2018

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone presents his annual compilation of new popular science books related to particle physics and astrophysics.

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Physics books of 2017

Gravitational waves take the top spot in Symmetry writer Mike Perricone’s yearly round-up of popular science books related to physics and astrophysics.

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Tuning in for science

The sprawling Square Kilometer Array radio telescope hunts signals from one of the quietest places on earth.

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African School works to develop local expertise

Universities in Africa are teaming up to offer free training to students interested in fundamental physics.

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Physics books of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, Symmetry writer Mike Perricone takes us through the latest additions to his collection of popular science books related to particle physics.

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Physics books of 2015

A tour of 10 of this year’s popular science books delivers dark matter, black holes and a hefty dose of Einstein.

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New books for the physics fan

These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.

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Reading in the Higgs era

Science writer Mike Perricone presents his favorite books on particle physics and a recommended reading list for the LHC/Higgs Era (2008 to the present).

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Voyage into the unknown

In the deep, dark quantum sea known as the Intensity Frontier, particle physicists expect to find everything from exotic new particles to new insights into the evolution of our universe.


Wait just a minute

Berkeley Lab physicist Hitoshi Murayama and SLAC physicist Herman Winick have provided audio segments for One-Minute How-To, a Web site that provides 60-second explanations ranging from "How t