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.
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.