Book tips

Several book titles are listed below that are interesting for anybody who wants to improve and extend their knowledge of physics. This is just a handful of the ever-growing flow of information dedicated to subatomic physics.

  • Bais, Sander The Equations: Icons of Knowledge 
  • Bais, Sander Very Special Relativity: An Illustrated Guide
  • Bodanis, David Electric universe (well-written history of the electron)
  • Brown, Dan Angels and Demons
  • Feynman, Richard QED
  • Feynman, Richard Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman
  • Gell-Mann, Murray The quark and the Jaguar. Adventures in the Simple and theComplex (A true classic in physics by the Nobel laureat)
  • Green, Brian The fabric of the cosmos
  • Hawkings, Lucy & Stephen George’s Secret Key to the Universe (children’s book by the great Stephen Hawkings and his daughter)
  • Infinitely CERN, memories from fifty years of research (1954-2004) (zie illustratie)
  • Kaku, M. Hyperspace (Een vlot boek about modern physics)
  • Krauss, L.M. Atom : an odyssey from the Big Bang to life on earth … and beyond
  • Lederman, Leon The God Particle (Must read!)
  • Lindley, David Boltzmann’s atom (gives great insight into a physician’s life at the end of the 19th century)
  • McEvoy, J.P. & Oscar Zarate Stephen Hawking for beginners (with loads of illustrations)
  • Ne’eman, Yuval  & Yoram Kirch The particle hunters (Modern physics for VWO 6)
  • Pais, Abraham Inward bound: Of matter and forces in the physical world
  • Pais, Abraham Subtle is the Lord: The science and the life of Albert Einstein
  • Pais, Abraham Niels Bohr’s Times: In physics, philosophy, and polity
  • Penrose, Roger The Road to Reality
  • Riordan, Michael The hunting of the quark
  • Smolin, Lee The trouble with physics
  • Veltman, Martinus Facts and mysteries in elementary particle physics
  • Weinberg, Steven The first three minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe (a fascinating account of atoms and everything surrounding them)