I have a masters degree in pure mathematics and I'm working towards my dream of a PhD, but I know very very little about sub-atomic particles. I would like to find some good popular science books or even documentaries or pod-casts that explore these subjects.
The trouble is most such resources are very light-weight in the area of mathematics, they consciously avoid equations or even mentioning anything beyond basic algebra. I'd like to think my mathematical experience and knowledge would help me to learn about this subject more effectively.
On the other hand those texts that use a lot of math also use a lot of physics and it's, frankly way over my head.
I would like to be able to say something coherent about things like string theory and to understand the experiments at the large Hadron collider better. Not, looking to be an expert just an informed amateur.
I think the people here would be most likely to know about good starting points in these areas and I bet there are others here who would benefit from such a big list.