TREFIL, James. American, b. 1938. Genres: Sciences, Urban studies, Physics, Astronomy. Career: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Assoc Professor, 1970-75, Professor of Physics, 1975-87; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics, 1987-. Smithsonian Magazine, consultant; National Public Radio, science adviser; USA Today Weekend, consulting editor. World Economic Forum, fellow; American Physical Society, councillor. Publications: Physics as a Liberal Art, 1978; From Atoms to Quarks, 1980; (with R.T. Rood) Are We Alone?, 1981; Colonies in Space, 1981; The Moment of Creation: Big Bang Physics from Before the First Millisecond to the Present Universe, 1984; The Unexpected Vista: A Physicist's View of Nature, 1985; Meditations at Ten Thousand Feet: A Scientist in the Mountains, 1986; Meditations at Sunset: A Scientist Looks at the Sky, 1987; Scientist at the Seashore, 1987; The Dark Side of the Universe: Searching for the Outer Limits of the Cosmos, 1988; (with E.D. Hirsch) Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 1988; Reading the Mind of God, 1989; Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy, 1991; 1001 Things Everyone Should Know about Science, 1992; A Scientist in the City, 1994; (with R. Hazen) Science: An Integrated Approach, 1995; The Edge of the Unknown, 1996; Are We Unique, 1997; Other Worlds, 1999. Address: Dept. of Physics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, U.S.A.