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.
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.
Traveling to the stars
Barely a week goes by without learning about a newly discovered planet circling some nearby, but still quite distant, star. It wasn’t until the 1990s that scientists had compelling evidence that such exoplanets existed, and the pace of their discovery since then has been astonishing.
Virginia Trimble and David Weintraub on The Sky is for Everyone
The Sky Is for Everyone is an internationally diverse collection of autobiographical essays by women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy.