Sunday, January 27, 2008

Unifying the Forces of Nature

It has been the physics community's long-standing dream to unify the natural forces into a single comprehensive theory. Two of the pioneers in unified field theory attempts were physicists Oskar Klein and Albert Einstein. In my new history of physics article, I explore connections between their quests for unification in five dimensions.

Here's a link to my recently published article (subscription required to see the full content; alternatively, paper copies available upon request):

Klein, Einstein and Five-Dimensional Unification

A Guide to Understanding the Bomb

A book review I wrote of Doomsday Men by PD Smith has finally made its way into the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer and also online:

A Guide to Understanding the Bomb

It is a fascinating book about the history and culture of superweapons and I highly recommend it.