Princeton’s list in physics and astronomy encompasses a wide spectrum of fields and genres, including trade titles, monographs, and textbooks on topics ranging from the quantum to the cosmic. Over our distinguished history, we have been proud to publish multiple Nobel laureates, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Richard Feynman, Philip Anderson,
Roger Penrose, Frank Wilczek, and Kip Thorne, as well as such luminaries as Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Janna Levin, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Connecting serious, cutting-edge science with scholarly and popular readers, our carefully curated list informs and stimulates researchers, students, and the public.
To see a world in a beam of light
On July 11, 2022, U.S. President Biden revealed the First Official Image obtained with the James Webb Space Telescope. It was a terrific way to start a press event—but where were the exoplanets?
Listen in: How the Universe Got Its Spots
Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, cosmologist Janna Levin announces the central theme of this book, which established her as one of the most direct, unorthodox, and creative voices in contemporary science.
Back to the Moon
Just over half a century since Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the lunar surface, a new space race to the Moon is well underway and rapidly gaining momentum.
Why going to the Moon still matters
The Moon is back on the space agenda. NASA’s Apollo project succeeded half a century ago in placing the first men on the Moon. We haven’t been back since 1972, but there is now great interest in returning.
Richard S. Ellis on When Galaxies Were Born
Astronomers are like time travelers, scanning the night sky for the outermost galaxies that first came into being when our universe was a mere fraction of its present age.