Friday, March 1, 2013

Local Author Interview Series : Vernon Barger

As you might have seen, Vernon Barger's new book, the Physics of Neutrinos is on the New Book Shelf.  I decided to kick off our new Local Author Interview Series by asking him a few questions about physics, writing, and recreation.  You can check out his books in the library catalog, linked at the bottom of the interview.
  • What inspired you to write your book and what need does it fill?

Discoveries in neutrino physics have been breathtaking and of broad interest.  There was a need to bring together what is known about these mysterious particles.

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing this book?

 I was surprised by how many avenues remain for exploration.

  • Do you have any advice or suggestions for the aspiring physicist?

 My advice to the aspiring physicist is to always be open to go in new directions.

  • What are you reading now? 

I am reading "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." 

  • What do you enjoy most about Madison?

Along with the lakeshore path, what I enjoy most about Madison is the easy availability of inspiring lectures, especially at WID.

Copies of The Physics of Neutrinos in the Library Catalog

Other Books by Vernon Barger in the Library Catalog

Stay tuned for more local author interviews in the coming weeks and months!

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