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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.
Galaxies, the expanding universe, and the Big Bang
Stars are so far away, they appear as unresolved points of light, even through modern telescopes. But seventeenth-century astronomers noticed a number of other objects in the sky that were extended and often fuzzy looking.
By Design | The World According to Physics
Every branch of knowledge seeks to provide an account of—something: the past, the present, the mind, culture, institutions, social and physical phenomena.
An interview with Jim Al‑Khalili on The World According to Physics
Making even the most enigmatic scientific ideas accessible and captivating, quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al‑Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at why physics matters to everyone.
Jim Al‑Khalili on The World According to Physics
Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al‑Khalili invites us all to understand what this crucially important science tells us about the universe and the nature of reality itself.
For the beauty of invisibility
Human beings are naturally visual creatures. Our eyes, capable of counting single photons, have been optimized over evolutionary time to the very limits of the laws of physics.
Dan Hooper on rethinking our universe’s first moments
Over the past century, cosmologists have pieced together a remarkably detailed picture of our universe and its history, spanning from the first seconds that followed the Big Bang up to the present.