Reviews for The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe

A "lucid history of early Renaissance science" — The National Post

"...a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of the astronomical knowledge of the era" — The Chronicle-Herald

"Falk takes the reader on an eventful tour through science in the early modern era...It’s an enjoyable read, and will appeal to non-specialists, but nonetheless is based on a comprehensive engagement with the pertinent academic scholarship. The work is well-informed, enthusiastic, and recommended to anyone seeking a new take on the oft-studied Bard." — Chemistry World

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Who was Thomas Harriot?

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010

I examine the life and science of English astronomer Thomas Harriot – sometimes called "England's Galileo" – in the new (April 2010) issue of Astronomy magazine. The article, titled "Who was Thomas Harriot?", can be found on page 44 of the magazine's print edition.

Dan Falk wins AIP Science Writing Award

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm thrilled to have won the 2009 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, in the Science Writing category, for my feature article "End of Days – A Universe in Ruins". The article, which was published in COSMOS magazine in 2008, examined the long-term fate of our solar system, the universe, and life itself. (I won the AIP award previously, in the broadcast category, for my radio documentary "From Empedocles to Einstein" in 1999.)

Read the announcement from the AIP, or view the winning article.

In Search of Time: a short video

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010

To mark the New Year as well as a new decade, I've made this short video on the nature of time. Enjoy!