Resources

Here are some websites, books, and other material I find illuminating:

Websites

NASA

Brief description: Website of awesomeness! Need I say more. A must visit.

Math Pages

Brief description: This website is a treasure trove for mathematics and physics lovers. The author has written hundreds of wonderful articles on various fields of mathematics and physics.  One point to note though is that some of the articles are pretty advanced and may require some background in mathematics and physics.  I still recommend the website and a must visit.

MIT OpenCourseware Mathematics

Brief description: One of the best places to learn for free.

Math∞Blog

Brief description: This website was started by Antonio Cangiano in 2007 but evolved into a wonderful hub for math lovers. One can find a lot of mathematical articles here. Worth a visit.

Dot Physics

Brief description: The author explains physics in everyday life. Very interesting. A must visit.

Bad Astronomy

Brief description: The author of the blog, Dr. Plait, is an Astronomer. Here is the purpose of his blogs in his own words, ” The Bad Astronomy web pages are devoted to airing out myths and misconceptions in astronomy and related topics.” Worth a visit.

Asymptotia

Brief description: Professor Johnson, Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Southern California, blogs about science and other stuff. I enjoy his writings. Worth a visit.

Gates Notes

Brief description: Mr. Gates is a voracious reader and his book recommendations are stellar. Of course, one should read his opinions on various matters as well. Worth a visit.


Books (I will add brief reviews of these books… eventually)

Behavioral Psychology

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Predictably Irrational

Outliers

How We Know What Isn’t So

Biography:

Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

The Emperor of all Maladies (Biography of Cancer)

E=MC² (Biography of the Equation)

Genome The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Biology:

The Origin of Species

The Selfish Gene 

Genome

Epistemology:

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Fiction:

The Martian

Finance:

This Time is Different

Plight of the Fortune Tellers

The Quants

Health and Nutrition:

Why we get fat

The Great Cholesterol Con

Mathematics:

A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

Great Formulas Explained

How Math Explains the World

Introduction to Mathematical Logic

Philosophy:

Dialogues

Meditations

A guide to the good life (Stoicism)

Physics:

Six Easy Pieces

For the Love of Physics

Hidden in Plain Sight (all five books)

Politics:

Manufacturing Consent

Randomness & Uncertainty:

Fooled by Randomness

The Black Swan

Antifragile

The Signal and the Noise

How not to be Wrong

The Drunkard’s Walk

Science:

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

The Magic of Reality

The Grammar of Science

Strategy:

Thinking Strategically