Demetris Nicolaides to present new book Oct. 20

By: Andrew Mees, Director of Institutional Communications and Campaign Marketing            

Professor of Physics Dr. Demetris Nicolaides will give patrons the chance to discover the research behind his latest book, “In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics”, as the author and Bloomfield College faculty member will give a special presentation at the institution’s book store Oct. 20.

The event is the second installment of the College’s new Honors Program Campus Author Series, which features the published work of the institution’s faculty members and provides a behind-the scenes look into the research behind the writing.

“Curiosity about the world and nature inspired me (to write the book),” he said. “I wanted to tell a broad and concise story of our species but in the light of science; how we evolved (biologically), how we lived and survived as hunter-gatherers, what necessitated us to settle down and give birth to civilization, religion, philosophy, and science.

But as a physicist I also wanted to bring the reader up-to-date with the fast-changing field of science. I hope that the rational interpretation of nature will enrich our knowledge as a whole and that science in general will be valued even further; especially so today, where everyday life is becoming increasingly more scientific.”

An author and theoretical scientist, Nicolaides has seen his full-length work travel to the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists, with the publication reaching as high as no. 9 on the History/Ancient Civilizations list.

“I am grateful to Bloomfield College for giving me the opportunity to teach and do research, and also to my students whose thirst for knowledge keeps me improving,” he said. “We are a small but proud College where learning is facilitated in and out of the classroom - a dream for students and teachers alike - and where student-teacher interactions are still passionate, inspirational, and personal, contrary to the trend of modern times where impersonal and electronic human relations are more and more becoming the norm.”

As part of the Campus Authors Series, Nicolaides will conduct a presentation highlighting his latest project. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase.

Admission to the event, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., is free of charge. For information on the Campus Author Series, contact Carolyn Spies at

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