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May 2nd, 2019

The Libraries will begin work on the on the Astronomy, Mathematics, and Physics Libraries’ consolidation project  this month (May 2019) and through 2020. When complete, there will be a combined […]

November 26th, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education has just published an article entitled, “The New Canon:  What’s the Most Influential Book of the Past 20 Years?”  It’s an interesting read.  The books […]

June 6th, 2018

Whether you read in the sun, under a shady tree on the Union Terrace or inside in the air conditioning there are lots of great summer reading lists out there.  […]

December 27th, 2017

Physics Today has released their best books of 2017.  See http://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.3.20171212a/full/ Here are the books and links to our catalog: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czersk […]

December 13th, 2017

Symmetry Magazine has named its Best Physics Books of 2017.  Here are the books and links to our catalog. Ripples in Spacetime : Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of […]

November 16th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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 […]