Lightness Of Being
Big Questions, Real Answers, The
Paperback, 2010, 9780141043142
AUD $24.50 ex, AUD $26.95 inc
In stock at: 18 May 2013 18:00
The Lightness of Being is a tour de force, revealing a universe where matter is the hum of strange music, mass doesn’t weigh, and empty space is a multilayered, multicoloured superconductor. Physicists’ understanding of the essential nature of reality changed radically over the past quarter century, and Frank Wilczek has played a lead role in establishing the new paradigms. Transcending the clash and mismatch of older ideas about what matter and space are, Wilczek presents some brilliant and clear syntheses. Readable and authoritative, Wilczek is the first to unwrap these exciting new ideas for the general public. Pointing to new directions where great discoveries in fundamental physics are likely, and providing a visionary context for the experiments in CERN, he envisions a new Golden Age in physics.