9780679756880

Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20Th-Century Physics

ISBN 10: 0679756884 / 0-679-75688-4
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Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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A definitive portrait of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann describes his remarkable contributions to the world of twentieth-century science, including his discovery of quarks and contributions to the field of complexity.


Review:

"[A] multidimensional portrait of a brilliant but tormented man who dominated elementary particle physics for 20 years....[Gell-Mann] appears as a flawed, almost Shakespearean hero in an era when prominent physicists like Einstein, Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking are typically portrayed as comic-book superheroes....Gell-Mann could not have written such a perceptive book about himself as Johnson has."

Louis A. Bloomfield, New York Times Book Review, 10/17/1999

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"STRANGE BEAUTY brings together an irresistible subject--the difficult polymath Murray Gell-Mann--and a talented writer who spins an enthralling tale out of the kind of esoteric physics that generally flies right over our heads. Johnson is one of the best science journalists writing today....This is his most ambitious project yet--communicating the fascination of a kind of science that only an elite of superbright people fully understands. He succeeds brilliantly."

Chet Raymo, Scientific American

 

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