Interference: The History of Optical Interferometry and the Scientists who Tamed Light (Oxford, September 2023)

This upcoming book tells the tales of the scientists who created the science of optical interferometry.

Galileo Unbound: Stories from the History and Science of Motion (Oxford, 2018)

The stories behind the scientists and mathematicians who developed the science of motion, tracing the path from Galileo’s Law of Fall to chaos theory and the orbits of photons around black holes.

Mind at Light Speed (Simon&Schuster, 2001)

A popular science book that takes the reader on a tour of the ways that light can be used for communication, computation and AI.

Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space and Time (2nd Edition, Oxford, 2019)

This textbook for physics majors modernizes the teaching of dynamics by introducing chaos theory, network theory, gravitation, black holes, population dynamics, neurodynamics and more. The book also covers standard topics in Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics.

Optical Interferometry for Biology and Medicine (Springer, 2011)

This technical volume covers the state-of-the-art of optical interferometry applications in the biosciences.

Photorefractive Effects and Materials (Springer, 1995)

This edited volume contains contributions from the leading researchers in photorefractive science.

David D. Nolte

David Nolte has been writing about physics and optical sciences for over 20 years. He is the Edward M. Purcell Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University.