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Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics
Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics George Johnson 0679756884 9780679756880 With a New Afterword Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry
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Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by George Johnson

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 Yorks Lower East Side, Gell-Manns 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 worlds 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 Beautyis a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography.

Author: George Johnson

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 464

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000-10-17

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ISBN: 0679756884


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