An article appearing on Princeton University’s news homepage highlights Jo Dunkley’s book, ‘Our Universe, An Astronomer’s Guide’ that was recently published by the Harvard University Press. Professor Dunkley’s book explains the science of the universe in understandable terms and aims to appeal to a general audience. In 2008, when she was a post-doc at Princeton, she credits David Spergel, then Chair of Astrophysical Sciences, with encouraging her to co-teach a teacher enrichment class in astronomy. Many of the ideas for simplifying the concepts in the book originated as a result of what she learned teaching this class. Additional Princeton faculty members who were instrumental in lending support for the book include Michael Strauss, Josh Winn and Neta Bahcall.
The full news article can be read here.