This year’s list includes a book about an eminent physicist striving to avoid fame, two unique books for children, and a book with equations you’ll actually be able to read.

Gravitational waves take the top spot in Symmetry writer Mike Perricone’s yearly round-up of popular science books related to physics and astrophysics.

A new book by Joe Lykken and Swapan Chattopadhyay, “Fermilab at 50” is now on sale at a discount for Fermilab employees. Visit On the purchase confirmation page, in the discount code field, enter WSFERMI35. The discount will be applied as you check out. In this commemorative volume, scientific leaders from around the world celebrate Fermilab’s 50th anniversary with thoughts on the laboratory’s past, present and future. Fermilab has the distinction of being the only U.S. national laboratory solely…

As 2016 comes to a close, Symmetry writer Mike Perricone takes us through the latest additions to his collection of popular science books related to particle physics.