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  • November 16th, 2015 by

    Lisa Randall looks at the world a little differently.  She’s a big picture kind of physicist, literally.   Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the […]

  • November 12th, 2015 by

    UW-Madison alumnus Stuart Jorstaczer is looking to improve the image of scientists and mathematicians in popular media.  He gave the Friday Colloquium, “Just Because We’re Smart Doesn’t Mean We’re Crazy […]

  • October 19th, 2015 by

    Nobel prize winning author Frank Wilczek appears in Physics Today’s Questions and Answers with Frank Wilczek.  We have several of Wilczek’s books available in the Physics Library.  Check ’em out.

  • July 29th, 2015 by

    Looking for a good summer read? The Physics Library recently acquired a new biography by Frank Close, Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy.  It tells […]

  • June 22nd, 2015 by

    Mario Livio, an astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Institute, was interviewed by Krista Tippett on her blog, On Being.  He talks about mathematics and the language of science. If […]

  • June 15th, 2015 by

    The New Yorker website has an interesting article,  “Can Reading Make You Happier?”   It talks about the benefits of bibliotheraphy, which I confess I have never heard of.  At least […]

  • November 10th, 2014 by

    Hello, again. After a short hiatus (lasting longer than we’d intended) we will begin posting again in Reconnect to Reading. In the November 7, 2014 issue of The Chronicle of […]

  • November 10th, 2014 by

    Editor’s Note:  We had interviewed Dalton Schnack in late 2013.  He has since passed away.  Here is the interview, posted posthumously.     What inspired you to write your book, […]

  • July 25th, 2014 by

    Check it out!  The folks over at the TED Blog have provided “Your Mega Summer Reading List” of books at’s a wide variety of subjects covered.

  • July 11th, 2014 by

    Happy Friday! We have lots of recently reviewed books for your reading pleasure. Check one out today! Book Reviews (Physics Today) Aaronson, Scott. Quantum Computing Since Democritus. Cambridge University Press, […]

  • April 25th, 2014 by

    Laura M. Brown, the author of “How to write anything”, offers commentary and advice in her Huffington Post article “The do’s and don’ts of book reviewing”. Here is a preview of […]

  • April 16th, 2014 by

    It’s been a while since we added a new local author interview. University of Wisconsin-Madison Emeritus Professor Clint Sprott is a very prolific author and he was kind enough to answer […]

  • April 10th, 2014 by

    Harry Potter! Harry Potter beat out Game of Thrones 67-33.  See the final bracket here.  Yours truly scored second place in the Library Staff bracket.  So close!   Personal bracket winners […]

  • March 25th, 2014 by

    We’re a little slow to post Book Madness news here on Reconnect to Reading.  I hope you filled out a bracket and that you’re voting, too. Round 3 voting has […]

  • February 24th, 2014 by

    The February 2014 issue of Physics Today has an interview with William Bialek for his new book, Biophysics: Searching for Principles (Princeton University Press, 2012).  Click here to read the Physics Today […]