Richard A. Muller, author of “Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines,” the 2011-12 Common Reading Program’s featured book, will deliver the program’s annual invited lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Beasley Coliseum.

The UC-Berkeley physicist will sign copies of his book on the Beasley Concourse following the presentation, which is open to the public at no charge. His book is based on a course he teaches to non-science students at Berkeley.

This is the fifth Common Reading Invited Lecture in as many years. The Common Reading is a program of the University College at WSU.

In addition to the annual presentation, a popular weekly lecture series—Common Reading Tuesdays—features faculty and other experts on topics related to the year’s text. Through the series in fall and spring semesters this year, WSU students will experience “science” from the unique perspectives of economists, political scientists, nanotechnologists, librarians, engineers, philosophers, historians, sociologists, and writers.