Dreams of a Final Theory

Dreams of a Final Theory : Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

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Dreams of a Final Theory tells the story of a great intellectual adventure of our time: the search for nature's final laws and the final answer to our questions about why nature is the way it is. Weinberg, the 1979 Nobel Prize-winner in physics, imagines the shape of a final theory and the effect its discovery would have on the human spirit. He gives a defence of reductionism (the impulse to trace explanations of natural phenomena to deeper and deeper levels) and examines the curious relevance of beauty and symmetry in scientific theories. Weinberg also narrates a personal account of the search for the laws of nature, and shares with us glimpses that scientists have had from time to time that there is something behind the blackboard, that there is a deeper truth foreshadowing a final theory.show more

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  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 138 x 17mm | 131g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752839721
  • 9780752839721

About Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg received the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work in unifying two of the fundamental forces of nature. Since 1982 he been Josey Regental Professor of Science at the University of Texas.show more

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