Our Writers' Gallery features short pieces about physics by authors who are both renowned physicists and prize-winning writers. Some of these are original contributions and others are excerpts from longer works. Many are linked to more information about the authors and their work.
Empirical constraints that may otherwise guide sensible policy making seem to be evaporating.
I agreed to participate in a debate for a Florida radio program that specialized in alien visits and U.F.O. sightings. . . I should have known better.
Is the scientific community really closed to ideas from the lonely genius? Do the historical stories of Galileo and Wegener really show that we are willing to listen only to our own?
Simply defined, cosmic evolution is the study of change--the vast number of developmental and generative changes that have accumulated during all time and across all space, from big bang to humankind.
Discovering the laws of physics is like trying to learn the laws of chess merely by observing chess games.
A few years ago I had occasion to engage my father-in-law, a retired academician, on the subject of the collective nature of physical law.