A Beautiful Question is a mind-expanding book combining the age-old human quest for beauty with the age-old human quest for truth.
In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe. As the quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe has connected all scientific pursuit, from Pythagoras to Einstein, Wilczek shows us just how deeply intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our understanding of the cosmos. A Beautiful Question is a mind-expanding book combining the age-old human quest for beauty with the age-old human quest for truth.
“Frank Wilczek asks: is the world a work of art? . . . One of the pleasures of reading a book like this is to be in the company of a top-drawer thinker who has strained every sinew to find new ways of describing the patterns in nature's underlying fabric”
Graham Farmelo, Guardian
“The first book I've read in which I've felt that almost vertiginous sensation of peering through layers of theories down to the true nature of the universe . . . Wilczek is admirably clear in his explanations”
Lewis Dartnell, Daily Telegraph
“Well argued, beautifully written, sophisticated and down to earth”
Carlo Rovelli, Financial Times, Books of the Year
“A beautiful treatise on a beautiful universe . . . you will never think about the universe the same way again”