Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Go Big Read!

It's nearly the beginning of the Fall Semester.  Students are arriving in Madison, courses will be underway shortly, and the Physics Library will get a lot busier in the coming weeks.  All of this also means that it's almost time for the Go Big Read program to start again.  Soon there will be book discussions and other events all over campus as all of UW reads the same book.

This year the scientists, and specifically physicists, are getting a little love.  The selection is Radioactive: a Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss.  According to the Go Big Read Website:
 "This highly visual book depicts the Curies discovery of radioactive power. Through her writing, Redniss, captures the complexity of the intersections between science, history, and biography. The images of the book were developed using a technique called 'Cyanotype.'"
Also on the website is more information about events and discussions happening around campus this semester.  You should especially consider going to Redniss's talk at Union South Varsity Hall on October 15 at 7:00 PM.

Copies of Radioactive at campus libraries or see other ways of getting access to this book.  View Redniss' website and see sample pages at http://www.laurenredniss.com/radioactive/ .

If you read this book and want to offer your opinion, send us a review!

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