Robert Piccioni

Biography

Dr Robert Piccioni is a physicist, public speaker, educator and expert on cosmology and Einstein's theories.

His "Everyone's Guide Series" e-books makes the frontiers of science accessible to all. With short books focused on specific topics, readers can easily mix and match, satisfying their individual interests. Each self-contained book tells its own story. The Series may be read in any order or combination.

Robert has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo Alto, Calif.

He has studied with and done research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, and a good family friend.

Dr. Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise, and has given invited talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University.

Where to find Robert Piccioni online


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Books

Feynman Lectures Simplified 1B: Harmonic Oscillators, & Thermodynamics
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,040. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
For those who have struggled with the Big Red Books, Feynman Simplified is for you. Feynman Simplified: 1B covers about a quarter of Volume 1, the freshman course, of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. The topics we explore include: • Harmonic Oscillators, Resonances, and Transients • Kinetic Theory of Gases • Statistical Mechanics • Thermodynamics
Feynman Lectures Simplified 1A: Basics of Physics & Newton's Laws
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics. For those who have struggled with the Big Red Books, and for those who were reluctant to take the plunge, Feynman Simplified is for you. Feynman Simplified makes Feynman’s lectures easier to understand without watering down his brilliant insights.
Black Holes, Supernovae, & More
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
This book continues our exploration of stars. Here we discuss the spectacular ways in which stars die, and explore the exotic remnants: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and particularly, black holes. We talk about what stars are, how they form, their life & death, and how they make the atoms of life.
Special Relativity 2: Spacetime & Space Travel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
This is the second book in the Everyone’s Guide Series devoted to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. In this book, we will discuss: spacetime; the Lorentz Contraction; relativistic mass and Einstein’s most famous equation E=mc2; space travel, and more.
Quantum Mechanics 5: Entanglement, EPR, Teleportation, & Advanced Topics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory
This book concludes our exploration of Quantum Mechanics in the Everyone’s Guide Series. Here, we discuss the outstanding mysteries of Quantum Mechanics and the meaning of Reality. We also explore frontier applications of Quantum Mechanics.
Quantum Mechanics 4: Spin, Lasers, Pauli Exclusion & Barrier Penetration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics
In this book, we delve deeper into wavefunctions and explore more Quantum Mechanical mysteries: barrier penetration and spin. We’ll discover how barrier penetration allows particles to “pass through” walls, enables radioactivity, makes star shine, and powers microelectronics in all our digital devices.
Quantum Mechanics 3: Wavefunctions, Superposition, & Virtual Particles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics
In this book, we explore the heart of Quantum Mechanics: wavefunctions, the Schrödinger wave equation, superposition, and the virtual particles that spring forth thanks to the Uncertainty Principle. We will see how these remarkable concepts apply to real particles in real high-energy physics experiments.
General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
This book, and its prequel General Relativity 3, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.
General Relativity 3: Astrophysics with Tensor Calculus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
This book, and its sequel, General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.
General Relativity 2: Spacetime Curvature
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
This book continues our exploration of the most profound theory of science, Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. We examine more carefully the properties of spacetime, the unity of space and time.
Quantum Mechanics 2: Reality, Uncertainty, & Schrödinger’s Cat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory
This book is the second stage of our exploration of Quantum Mechanics in the Everyone’s Guide Series. Here, we explore wave packets, the quantum description of particles; wave interference; the fate of Schrödinger’s Cat, and the nature of Reality in the Micro-World; and finally, the Two-Slit experiment, the most famous demonstration of the startling predictions of Quantum Mechanics.
General Relativity 1: Newton vs Einstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Gravity
This book is the first of several in the Everyone’s Guide Series devoted to General Relativity. Here, we will compare the theories of gravity of history’s two greatest physicists: Newton and Einstein.
Higgs & Bosons & Fermions....Oh My! SubAtomic Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Atomic & Molecular, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
This book explores the Micro-World of subatomic particles and forces, including the recently discovered Higgs boson. The pursuit of nature’s smallest parts is one of mankind’s oldest quests, beginning at least 26 centuries ago. But, just in our lifetimes it seems we’ve finally “hit bottom.” Each step deeper into the Micro-World has revealed surprises, and expanded our understanding of nature.
Special Relativity 1: Light, Time & What's Relative
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are the two major pillars of 20th century physics, which together revolutionized our understanding of nature, utterly dismantling Newtonian physics that had been the gold standard of science for over 200 years, and introducing radically new concepts that defy human intuition. These theories may represent the greatest upheaval in the history of science.
Quantum Mechanics 1: Particles & Waves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics
With this book you begin exploring the mysterious world of Quantum Mechanics — two words that have for over 100 years struck terror in the hearts of both physics students and the general public. As we shall see, the behavior of nature is remarkably surprising in the micro-world of molecules, atoms, and everything smaller yet. But this should be a surprise of wonder instead of terror.
Our Place in the Universe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
This book tells the story of our universe and how humanity fits into the grand cosmic scheme. We will explore the most important things that science has discovered about our universe Then we will examine the remarkable way in which humanity fits into the grand scheme of existence. Einstein said: "The most incomprehensible thing about our universe is that it is comprehensible."
Einstein: Rejection, Persistence, Success
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
This book tells the surprising story of Albert Einstein, what he discovered, and how those discoveries enrich our lives everyday. Einstein, the most famous scientist in history, was chosen by Time Magazine as “The Person of the Century.” Indeed, his name has become synonymous with the word “genius.”

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