Today we’re heading into the beyond with Physics. How well do you know your waves and particles? Dive into thirty trivia questions and see how you score.
Programming Note: This marks the end of the Saturday episodes. We’ll go back to Wednesday only from here on out. But fear not, these academic-themed topics will now be rolled into our regular schedule. And, you may see a bonus episode here and there, just to keep you on your toes.
Book of the Week
“The whole thing was basically an experiment,” Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we are reintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. The lectures are essential reading. Not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.