2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.

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The Theoretical Minimum

Book Review written for Home Education Magazine
Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky
The Theoretical Minimum
New York: Basic Books, 2013
238 pp.

Thanks to various findings such as the long-awaited Higgs Boson, and the award-winning television sitcom “Big Bang Theory,” key concepts in physics have acquired a coolness factor that launches them into the popular imagination with regular frequency. So it is great time for physicists to lecture and write for a public that is eager to understand more about forces, particles, energy, matter, light, dark, time and space. Read the rest of this entry »