Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality

Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality

"Fundamentals might be the perfect book for the winter of this plague year. . . . Wilczek writes with breathtaking economy and clarity, and his pleasure in his subject is palpable." --The New York Times Book Review

One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world

In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before.

Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.

Title:Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality
ISBN:9780735223790
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    Q:Some things, we must learn. The world is built from a few basic building blocks, which follow strict but strange and unfamiliar rules.Some things, we must unlearn. (c)Q:Quantum mechanics reveals tha...

  • Krista

    This is a book about fundamental lessons we can learn from a study of the physical world...To me, those fundamental lessons include much more than bare facts about how the physical world works. Tho...

  • Brian Clegg

    In keeping with the trend of having seven this or ten that (Carlo Rovelli has a lot to answer for), physicist Frank Wilzek sets out to give us 'ten keys to reality'. As Wilczek explains in his introdu...

  • Peter Tillman

    The author talks about his new book and his life in physics: https://www.quantamagazine.org/frank-...Nice interview, nice photos, interesting life and work. I enjoy his regular science columns at the ...

  • Jeffrey H.

    More elementary than expectedThis is a beautifully written book, though more elementary than I expected. No math! No math at all! The author does a good job of presenting the standard model and the Bi...

  • CJ

    MasterpieceA difficult, and beautiful book with a huge scope. Wilczek is brilliant and it takes work to keep up. However, the payoff is worth it. I will be thinking about this text for many years to c...

  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley

    Compact statements about the universe and ultimately what it means to the part of the universe that has become self-aware to such a degree where we can take a stand on our own understanding about the ...

  • Chris Titus

    I read this book based upon a good review in the Wall Street Journal. I consider my knowledge of science to be above average. However, I found this book to be chaotic and frustrating. It almost seemed...

  • Asani

    Frank Wilzcek, who won the Nobel in physics in 2004, expounds on 10 concepts in this book, such as time, space and matter. The book is best appreciated by readers with some science literacy, but it ca...

  • Kobe Bryant

    tries too hard to be accessible ...