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'Guesstimation' Author Weinstein on TV Talk Show

Old Dominion University nuclear physicist Lawrence Weinstein, an author of the book "Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin," will be the guest on the 1-hour interview show Footnote to be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, on the online television service EBRU-TV.

After the initial broadcast at www.ebru.tv, the interview show will be rerun and available for download for 10 days at www.footnote.ebru.tv.if. EBRU-TV is based in New Jersey.

Weinstein wrote "Guesstimation" together with John Adam, an ODU mathematician.

The book, which was published last April, presents a lighthearted series of problems for which "ballpark" solutions can be calculated by using plausible assumptions and arithmetic. The book, which is available for $19.95 at the University Bookstore, has been the subject of media reports in Science magazine, Nature Physics, Games magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and BBC Focus Magazine.

In addition to English, the book has appeared or soon will in Japanese, Chinese and Italian language editions.

Weinstein is University Professor of physics and Adam is University Professor of mathematics at ODU.

This article was posted on: February 24, 2009

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