Of Particular Significance
POSTED BY Matt Strassler

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

ON 09/05/2022

Hello and welcome! On this site devoted to the excitement and meaning of science, especially of particle physics and astronomy, you’ll find

  • a blog, mainly about science (posts begin below)
  • scientific reference articles (see menu above)
  • information supplementary to my popular book, due out March 5th
  • various other bits of science writing, videos, etc.

To learn about this site, click here; to learn about me, click here.

Regarding the book, “Waves in an Impossible Sea,” here’s what some of my colleagues are saying about it. You can pre-order it at independent bookstores (such as Harvard Book Store, Powell’s, and many others), or at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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6 Responses

  1. Matt, what are the long term plans with your blog?

    If you intend to use it to supplement your professional career long term, then I recommend you hire someone making a career out of designing and maintaining blogs: they’ll quickly elevate your blog to a level within a day or so that would otherwise take you a few years casually, if at all, and suggest things you weren’t aware of. If not, and your blog is a casual hobby, then it’s fine as it is IMO. One very famous ex-string theorist used to have a blog with a green colour scheme that I found to be awful and amateurish to look at; but it was his blog, his way of doing things and overall functioned OK.

  2. Really enjoy all your posts. Fascinating material about the fundamental workings of our universe.
    In a certain sense we all are just “field excitations”

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