A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

Frank Wilczek


Does the universe embrace appealing ideas?
 
Artists in addition to scientists all through human heritage have reflected this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your advisor, embark on a voyage of similar discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras as much as the current. Wilczek’s groundbreaking paintings in quantum physics was once encouraged through his instinct to seem for a deeper order of good looks in nature. this can be the deep good judgment of the universe—and it's no coincidence that it's also on the middle of what we discover aesthetically enjoyable and inspiring.
 
Wilczek is not often on my own between nice scientists in charting his direction utilizing good looks as his compass. As he unearths in A attractive Question, this has been the center of medical pursuit from Pythagoras and the traditional trust within the song of the spheres to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentieth-century physics. Wilczek brings us correct to the sting of data this present day, the place the center insights of even the craziest quantum rules practice rules all of us comprehend. The equations for atoms and light-weight are virtually an identical ones that govern musical tools and sound; the subatomic debris which are accountable for so much of our mass are made up our minds through easy geometric symmetries.
 
Gorgeously illustrated, A appealing Question is a mind-shifting publication that braids the age-old quest for good looks and the age-old quest for fact right into a exciting synthesis. it's a extraordinary and demanding paintings from one among our greatest thinkers, whose humor and infectious feel of ask yourself animate each web page. convinced: the realm is a piece of paintings, and its inner most truths are ones we already suppose, as though they have been in some way written in our souls.
 
Praise for A appealing Question:

“An expertly curated journey throughout 2,500 years of philosophy and physics . . . [Frank Wilczek] has comprehensive an extraordinary feat: Writing a booklet of profound humanity in keeping with questions aimed without delay on the eternal.” —The Wall road Journal
 
“Both a super exploration of mostly uncharted territories and a refreshingly idiosyncratic advisor to advancements in particle physics.” —Nature
 
“Inspiring and remarkably obtainable . . . Wilczek’s language is lyrical and virtually mystical. . . . regardless of the solution Nature will eventually provide us, we've the excitement of attractive with an enlightened and humble mind.” —The Chronicle of upper Education

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