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The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, Imagination, and Theoretical Physics

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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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Davide
Apr 25, 2016 Davide rated it it was amazing
As a physicist I found this to be one of the best popular science books I have ever read. It is one of the few attempts to popularise theoretical physics beyond a few hot/trendy topics (string theory, black holes etc).
Contrary to most books of this kind the author does not feel the need to oversell the subject while misleading the reader.
I'd be curious to know how accessible it is to the typical reader.
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Dec 14, 2011 Brendan McAuliffe rated it it was ok
I don't know what to say about this. There's nothing actually wrong with this book, except that by chapter 8 I started to feeling strange and then by chapter 9 I realised ' it's this book ... it's killing me ! ' and I had to stop ...
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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 ...more
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