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.
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.
Listen in: 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. Start listening to Chapter 1 of the audiobook.
Lightning and animals
June 19–25, 2022 is Lightning Safety Awareness Week—an annual public safety campaign of the National Weather Service. The campaign was initiated in 2001 to highlight the fact that lightning has killed more Americans than any other weather factor.
Listen in: The Joy of Science
The Joy of Science, narrated by acclaimed quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili, presents 8 short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically.
The universe from a 3D perspective
The universe is huge. If we could travel at the speed of light (and we can’t) it would take us only about a second to go to the Moon.
Is the human brain a biological computer?
Electrically, the brain remains largely a black box. We send electrical signals in and we get electrical signals out, but what it all exactly means is open to a lot of interpretation and some intense controversy.