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.
Physicist Adam Frank calls it the "braiding" of cosmology and culture: I review his book About Time in the current issue of Physics World.
In my latest post for the MIT SciWrite blog, I speculate on the path that led to language-using homo sapiens here on Earth – and what it might mean for the prospects of finding intelligent life in the universe.
In my first post for the MITSciWrite blog, I look at the chances of having a universe like the one we live in: What were the odds? And in my latest blog post here on danfalk.ca, I talk about my experiences as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow.
Often considered the “father of modern science,” Galileo blazed a trail in astronomy and physics that remains bright today. In this article for COSMOS magazine, I take the reader on a tour of Galileo’s Italy. (Also see my video on Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment, which has now received more than 20,000 views.)
As of today I am officially a Knight Fellow! Soon I’ll be selecting classes to take at both MIT and Harvard, along with 11 other science journalists from the U.S. and around the world. The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship runs through May 2012.
The pros and cons of “worshipping at the altar of buzz” – a report from NXNEi, the “Interactive” component of the annual music, film, and technology festival held in Toronto, for New Scientist’s “Culture Lab” blog.
What can psychologists learn about human behavior from Facebook? Tune in to Spark this Sunday (June 19), when I look at the intriguing differences between the way that men and women use the big blue website. The program begins at 1:05 pm.
Flickering fractals, perplexing pixels, far-out films: I review a screening of experimental “audiovisual art-science” for New Scientist’s Culture Lab blog.
Would we really be better off in the world described in John Lennon’s Imagine, with no heaven and hell – “Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too”? Philosopher Ronald De Souza and psychologist Jordan Peterson recently debated that question at U of T. Read my blog post about the event.