A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

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Penguin Books, Limited, Aug 25, 2016 - Harmony of the spheres - 448 pages

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist argues that beauty is the fundamental organizing principle for the entire universe

In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe. As the quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe has connected all scientific pursuit, from Pythagoras to Einstein, Wilczek shows us just how deeply intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our understanding of the cosmos. A Beautiful Question is a mind-expanding book combining the age-old human quest for beauty with the age-old human quest for truth.

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(Original Review, 2015) Just this morning my Chi Kung teacher at the Sheraton Hotel (I’m doing classes over there at lunch time), a Daoist (Taoist) monk, said virtually the same thing whilst quoting ... Read full review

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Nobel physicist Wilczek's long "meditation" on the theme that the world embodies beautiful ideas. Nontechnically, but in Wilczek's usual idiosyncratic way, discusses Pythagoras, Plato, Newton, Maxwell ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Frank Wilczekwon the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for work he did as a graduate student. A regular contributor to Natureand Physics Today, Wilczek's work has also been anthologized in Best American Science Writingand the Norton Anthology of Light Verse. He is the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of Longing for the Harmoniesand The Lightness of Being.

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