So why wait?
Announcing Cosmic Variance’s search for …..<drum roll>….
The Greatest Physics Textbook!
Current or former students of Physics: While nominating your choices and passionately arguing their case as candidates to be The Greatest Physics Paper! and The Greatest Popular Science Book!, you will remember some of those physics textbooks to which you clung for enlightenment, moral support, or just a vague clue for what on earth (or elsewhere) the professor was talking about during those dark, confused periods of your formative years.
Or, you’re past those formative years and dark, confused periods (or are one of the few who never had any confusion) and either because you are teaching yourself or others aspects of the subject, you have come to appreciate the value of certain textbooks. Those books have often made the entire difference between a career in one direction vs another, and so their influence cannot be overstated. Some of these books are just sweet, sweet journeys through a topic, and should just be recognised as wonderfully written, whether they changed your (or anyone’s) life or not.
So let’s engage in another friendly (but still passionate) argument about why (at least one of) our favourites is of course The Greatest Physics Textbook!
You know the rules: Nominate some, mention others, but do make a case for your chief candidates for the grand title!