A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design
In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As this book demonstrates, the human quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe connects all scientific pursuit from Pythagoras and Plato on to Galileo and Newton, Maxwell and Einstein. Indeed, Wilczek shows us just how deeply intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is the culmination of Wilczek's life work and a mind-expanding book that combines the age-old human quest for beauty and the age-old human quest for truth.
Frank Wilczek won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for work he did as a graduate student. A regular contributor to Nature and Physics Today, Wilczek's work has also been anthologized in Best American Science Writing and 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 Harmonies and The Lightness of Being.