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Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics

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With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the quark and the Eightfold Way. Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York's Lower East Side, Gell-Mann's prodigious talent was evident from an early age--he entered Yale at 15, completed his Ph.D. at 21, and was soon identifying the structures of the world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universe. Beautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man, interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity, Strange Beauty is a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography.

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George Johnson covers science for The New York Times. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307765451
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Scientists - General
Author:
Johnson, George
Author:
Johnson George
Subject:
Science : Physics
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Nuclear physicists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
Physics-Biographies and Classics
Subject:
Science : Physics - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
Murray Gell-Mann and
Publication Date:
20001017
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

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Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
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