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A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design

Author: Frank Wilczek
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Wilczek
ISBN: 9780718199463 0718199464
OCLC Number: 966314741
Description: 430 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Frank Wilczek.

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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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[An] eccentrically brilliant book -- Steven Poole * Spectator * Wilczek's sheer pleasure in the beauty of mathematics is the engine and joy of this book ... [A] rewarding read ... There is a lot of Read more...

 
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