Books Ray Jayawardhana Books by Ray Jayawardhana Ray Jayawardhana has written books about: Children's Books Fiction Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ray Jayawardhana "Of starbursts brighter than fireworks, you are a child of the universe." Raul Colón/Random House Children's Books hide caption toggle caption Raul Colón/Random House Children's Books Picture This This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe' May 31, 2020 Before he became an astrophysicist, Ray Jayawardhana was just a kid, looking up at the night sky with his father. "I remember being awed," he says. He's written a book called Child of the Universe. This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe' Listen · 5:00 5:00 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/861962175/866307003" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The IceCube observatory at the South Pole looks for neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical sources, like exploding stars. NSF/Xinhua/Landov hide caption toggle caption NSF/Xinhua/Landov Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture The Ghosts Of Physics January 14, 2014 All anyone ever wants to talk about is the Higgs boson. But a new book by astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana tells the story of a ghostly particle with at least as much to recommend it: the neutrino. Adam Frank says it's an entertaining tale that will captivate scientist and amateur alike.