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The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, Imagination, and Theoretical Physics
Challenging the image of theoretical physics as a dry discipline, The Beautiful Invisible shows that this highly abstract science is in fact teeming with beautiful concepts, and the task of imagining them demands profound creativity, just as creative as the work of poets or magical realist novelists such as Borges and Musil. "A good scientific theory is like a symbolic tal ...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published March 10th 2011)
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Giovanni Vignale (born in Naples, Italy, 1957), is Curators' Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduating from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa in 1979 and gaining his PhD at Northwestern University in 1984, he worked as a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennes ...moreMore about Giovanni Vignale...