Normal view MARC view ISBD view

A beautiful question: finding nature's deep design

By: Wilczek, Frank.
Publisher: London Penguin Books 2015Description: xi, 430 p.ISBN: 9780718199463.Subject(s): Physics - Philosophy | Science - Aesthetics | Harmony of the spheresDDC classification: 530.01 Summary: Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy. There are other meanings of “beauty,” but this is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. http://thepenguinpress.com/book/a-beautiful-question-finding-natures-deep-design/
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Add tag(s)
Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Vikram Sarabhai Library
General Stacks
Non Fiction 530.01 W4B3 (Browse shelf) Checked out to Anish Sugathan (F20925) 17/08/2017 193623

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?

Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy. There are other meanings of “beauty,” but this is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring.

http://thepenguinpress.com/book/a-beautiful-question-finding-natures-deep-design/

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha