Books by David D. Nolte

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

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

Interference: A History of Interferometry and the Scientists who Tamed Light (Coming Soon from Oxford University Press: 2023)

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

Optical Interferometry for Biology and Medicine (2011)

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

Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space and Time (2nd Edition, 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.

Mind at Light Speed (2001)

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

Photorefractive Effects and Materials (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.