A question posed by a charming Countess sets Philip Frobisher, a Harvard astronomer, on a quest to make a more important contribution to science and society. Anna Grad, a talented Harvard student, interns in Washington for a Senator known for his opposition to science and finds herself caught up in the intrigues of astro-politics playing out in Cambridge, Normandy, Washington, Prague and St. Petersburg. A light-hearted look at the goings-on at the frontiers of science, politics, and romance, described by an irreverent participant.
Peter Foukal has 50 years of experience in research and teaching at Caltech and Harvard, and as CEO of the high-tech firm Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Inc. His publications include cover articles in Science, Nature, and Scientific American and the textbook Solar Astrophysics.
... very well written and easy to read.
This novel invites readers to experience an inside view of how science in and out of the Ivy League works all while following a suspenseful story.
This is a charming novel set in the life of an astrophysicist. Readers are treated to beautiful descriptions of meetings, towns— particularly Prague—and thought provoking ideas.