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My son and I are watching a fascinating documentary on PBS now. The Elegant Universe, hosted by Brian Greene, does an elegant job of making string theory understandable to a general audience.
12/21/2004 09:45:00 PM
I'm always impressed by Greene and Stephen Hawking and their ability to discuss high-level physics at a general audience. I think it's a skill that must be improved, particularly in areas like chemistry and materials science and the like, where there are very interesting stories, but not so many books.I like to joke with my parents (who run a bookstore) that there's "armchair physics" and "armchair math" books--which sell very well. So who's writing the next armchair chemistry or armchair materials book.(Yes, I know there are several nano books in this genre, including one by my Ph.D. advisor.)
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