Three Caltech professors discuss the challenges and rewards of writing successful science books for non-experts:
- Sean Carroll, Research Professor of Physics, The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
- Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor and Professor of Planetary Astronomy, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
- Hiroshi Ooguri, Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Introduction to Superstring Theory
This panel addresses questions such as:
What does the writing and research process entail for a popular book about science?
What effects do writing for the public have on a scientist's research and career?
How does a scientist get a popular book contract and work to promote the book?