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Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

May 15, 2013

The Universe in the Rear View Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality by David Goldberg

Pop science fans, physics nerds and newbies alike are in for a captivating read.  Physics Professor David Goldberg’s new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality, has been met with tremendous reviews. Publisher’s Weekly calls the book, due out in July, “…an informative, math-free, and completely entertaining look at the concept of symmetry in physics.” The review applauds Goldberg’s accessible and humorous writing: “Seasoning his exposé with pop culture references that range from Doctor Who to Lewis Carroll to Angry Birds, Goldberg succeeds in making complex topics clear with a winning style.”

This is Dr. Goldberg’s second popular science book, following A User’s Guide to the Universe (2010).  He has also written for Slate Magazine and io9’s “Ask a Physicist” column.  Goldberg serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies for Physics in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences and teaches courses ranging from Contemporary Physics to Cosmology.