Praise for In Search of Time
“Falk's book is what Hawking's Brief History should have been." — The Ottawa Citizen
"Unputdownable" — Sir Martin Rees
In Search of Time is now available in paperback across the U.S.
I'm thrilled to be acting as moderator for "Science at the Movies," a series of three science-themed films, with expert panelists, coming to the Bloor HotDocs Cinema in Toronto. The series kicks off with 'Star Trek: First Contact" and guest speaker Lawrence Krauss on Feb. 26.
How do our brains process time? I explore the puzzle of time perception in the January issue of Smithsonian magazine.
Physics books -- Neil Turok's The Universe Within is the latest -- sell like hot cakes, even though we struggle to understand their content. Are we hoping to find more than just quarks and quasars between their covers? I look at the allure of physics in the current issue of The Walrus.
Read the article via The Walrus's website.
How do we know right from wrong? For centuries, religion and philosophy tried to provide answers. Now psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology are weighing in. Part One of my documentary, "The Science of Morality," airs on Ideas on CBC Radio One this Wednesday, Oct. 3. Part Two airs next Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Could the Internet become conscious? In my first article for Slate / FutureTense, I speak with Christof Koch, Robert J. Sawyer, Daniel Dennett, and Sean Carroll about what, if anything, the Internet may have on its mind…
One of my images from Easter Island, showing star trails above a row of "moai" statues, has been selected for the cover of the 2013 Observer's Handbook, published by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
This summer, a computer program almost passed the "Turing test." But are thinking machines really on the horizon? In this feature article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, I explore the challenges of artificial intelligence.