" -'It’s amazing how much you get done here without having the feeling you’re actually doing much. Many people here say it's hard to understand Aspen without having been there. I have no idea if that will hold for you, but it certainly did for me.'-This remark reflects the essence of my stay. I have never been at a research institute that enabled me to get back to the enjoyable basics of scientific research like the ACP does. Away from obligations, in a comfortable, inspiring environment, where there is nothing but your colleagues, their exciting new work, and you."

Recent Books Especially Geared For the Public

Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe's Missing Mass and Energy by Dan Hooper, University of Chicago

Nature's Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force by Dan Hooper, University of Chicago

A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence Krauss, Arizona State University

Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World by Lisa Randall, Harvard University

The Krone Experiment a novel available as an ebook by Craig Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

Recent Books Geared for the Public and Scientists

Darwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution by Lynn Caporale, St. John's University

Classical Mechanics: a Critical Introduction by Michael Cohen, University of Pennsylvania. Full text available here

The Nature of Computation by Stephan Mertens, Otto-von-Guericke Universität, Magdeburg, Germany and by Cris Moore, Santa Fe Institute

Climate and Society. Climate as a Resource, Climate as a Risk by Hans von Storch, Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany

Cosmic Catastrophes: Exploding Stars, Black Holes and Mapping the Universe by Craig Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin

Exploring Fundamental Particles by Lincoln Wolfenstein, Carnegie Mellon University

Other Books Geared for the Public and Scientists

Understanding Energy: Energy, Entropy and Thermodynamics for Everyman by Steve Berry, University of Chicago