“Beware. Reading this delightful book will allow you to understand what Sheldon Cooper is really saying. And who knows where that might lead. Bazinga!”
Ira Flatow,
host of Science Friday and two-time co-star of The Big Bang Theory
“Fun, savvy and at just the right level!”
Paul Halpern,
author of What’s Science Ever Done for Us?: What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe and Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics
“Whether you’re a hardcore fan or you’ve only seen a couple of episodes, the book will give you a glimpse of the way science geeks see the world, and why they find science so much fun.”
F.D. Flam,
Forbes magazine science columnist
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Audio/video

Video clips

Leonard drops a bottle (2 min., 5MB)

Stephen Hawking’s opinion (1 min., 2MB)

The longest “[science to come]” ever (1 min., 2MB)


Audio clips

What a science humorist is (1 min., 340KB)


Radio/podcasts

The Big Bang Buzzcast — ep. 93 (audio, 58 min., 6/29/15) ?

The Drunken Dork — ep. 43 (audio, 64 min., 6/29/15) ?

The Naked Scientists — ep. 15.06.16 (audio, 53 min., 6/16/15) ?

Popular Science Radio — ep. 269 (audio, 43 min., 6/6/15) ?

Says You! — ep. 2006 (audio, 12 min., 10/24/15) ?

Stop. Think. Science! — ep. 11 (audio, 37 min., 9/14/15) ?

Personal appearances:
— 2015 —
Sat Feb 14 4:00 PM ? • Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Regional Gathering (Concourse Hotel @ LAX)
Thu Mar 12 11:30 AM • Caltech alumni (San Diego)
Wed Apr 8 1:30 PM • Visiting Authors series (Microsoft Research)
Thu Apr 16 6:30 PM • Caltech alumni (Seattle Public Library, Greenwood Branch)
Tue May 5 11:45 AM • Los Angeles middle-schoolers campus visit (Caltech)
Tue Jun 23 7:00 PM ? • book launch (Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena CA)
Thu Jun 25 7:00 PM • Caltech alumni (Portland OR)
Mon Jun 29 1:00 PM ? • Pasadena Senior Center (Pasadena CA)
Mon Jul 13 7:00 PM • Caltech alumni (Washington DC)
Tue Jul 14 7:00 PM • Caltech alumni (New York NY)
Wed Jul 15 7:00 PM • Caltech alumni (Boston MA)
Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM • Center for Inquiry (Los Angeles CA)
Sun Aug 16 4:30 PM • Center for Inquiry (Costa Mesa CA)
Wed Sep 16 11:30 AM ? • Lyncean Group (San Diego CA)
Wed Sep 30 6:30 PM • Caltech alumni (Chicago IL)
Thu Oct 1 6:30 PM • Caltech alumni (Minneapolis-St. Paul MN)
Sat Nov 7 1:00 PM • Barnes & Noble (San Bruno CA)
Sun Nov 8 2:00 PM • Barnes & Noble, Hillsdale (San Mateo CA)
Sun Nov 8 5:00 PM • Barnes & Noble, Stevens Creek (San Jose CA)
Fri Dec 4 9:30 AM • school presentation (Arlington MA)
Fri Dec 4 7:00 PM • Barnes & Noble (Burlington MA)
Thu Dec 10 7:00 PM • Paul Pratt Memorial Library (Cohasset MA)
— 2016 —
Sun Jan 3 1:00 PM • An Unlikely Story (Plainfield MA)
Mon Jan 24 10:00 AM • Conlegium Veterum (San Diego CA)
Wed Mar 2 12:15 PM • Wilshire Rotary (Los Angeles CA)
Thu Mar 3 6:00 PM • San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering (San Diego CA)
Sat Mar 12 2:30 PM • Tucson Festival of Books (Tucson AZ)
Fri Mar 25 2:00 PM • school presentation (Decatur GA)
Fri Mar 25 7:00 PM • Little Shop of Stories (Decatur GA)
Thu Apr 21 6:00 PM • Cambridge Science Festival (Cambridge MA)
Sat May 21 11:30 AM • Caltech Seminar Day (Pasadena CA)
Sun May 22 3:30 PM • Maker Faire Bay Area (San Mateo MA)
Sat Jun 4 10:00 AM • Bay Area Book Festival (Berkeley CA)
Sun Jun 19 1:30 PM • National Maker Faire (Washington DC)
Sun Jul 3 10:00 AM • Mensa 2016 Annual Gathering (San Diego CA)
Sat Oct 1 11:30 AM • World Maker Faire New York (New York NY)
Sat Oct 8 11:00 AM • Wicked Local U (Boston MA)
Wed Nov 2 6:30 PM • Palm Springs Public Library (Palm Springs CA)