Lee Smolin and Brian Greene on "Science Friday" show http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/2006/Aug/hour2_081806.html Tomorrow (18 August) the second hour of "Science Friday", a weekly feature on NPR (US national public radio) hosted by Ira Flatow will include conversation with Lee Smolin and Brian Greene about the current situation in fundamental physics and presumably some of what Smolin's book is about. If you live in the US and can get NPR, you might want to tune in. ================ Tom Siegfried had an article in 11 August issue of Science magazine called “A Landscape Too Far?”. This covered some discussions at the SUSY06 conference and the article been made available at the conference website http://susy06.physics.uci.edu/press/susy06_science_naturalness.pdf Alternatively go to the conference proceedings page http://susy06.physics.uci.edu/proceedings.html and select it from the “susy06 on the web” listing. ============== I just learned that Discover magazine has a review of the new books by Lee Smolin and Peter Woit that have a stir by criticizing institutional concentration on string (to the exclusion of non-string alternative approaches). The review is titled "Tangled Up in Strings". http://www.discover.com/issues/sep-06/departments/septreviews/ The review is by Tim Folger---here is background on him: http://www.timfolger.net/bio.html =============== September 2006 issue of Sci Am has a review by George Johnson of the new book by Lee Smolin. The title of the review is "The Inelegant Universe" Here is some background on George Johnson http://www.santafe.edu/~johnson/ http://www.santafe.edu/~johnson/gravestone.jpg ========================= Time magazine just had a review of Smolin's book by Michael Lemonick (senior science writer for Time for past 15+ years). The review is posted on web, free for download. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,1226142,00.html ========== I am glad to see so much of the recent book review and media comment on Smolin's and Woit's books is freely available on the web.