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  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics
  • George Johnson
  • English
  • 28 September 2020
  • 9780679756880

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Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics Summary × 107 George Johnson ß 7 Characters Read & download Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics Man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the uark and the Eightfold Way  Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York's East 14th Street Gell Mann's prodigious talent was evident from an early age he entered Yale at 15 completed his PhD at 21 and was soon identifying the structures of t. After hearing Gell Mann interviewed on youtube I became curious about him This book is an excellent place to learn not only about Gell Mann but the exciting developments that he participated and about various other people involved in twentieth century physics While Johnson explains theories as well as could be expected it would have helped if I had a better understanding of the physics before reading this book I was provoked by the book to start learning about the history of physics

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Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics Summary × 107 George Johnson ß 7 Characters Read & download Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics He world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universeBeautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity Strange Beauty is a tour de force of both science writing and biograph. Data swirls around like electrons as I read My brain starts counting each time i see the words uark proton pion lambda photon 116 327 208 I m a grown up child prodigy Those terms will become like family to you while you read about the wonderful world of physics and some of the politics associated with itThe book begins with a uote from Francis BaconThere is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportionThis uote feels like a disclaimer for what is to comeWhat takes place over the course of Murray Gell Manns life and career can be summed up for the sake of this review as he had a tough childhood with his father and one of the hardest challenges in his life was finishing writing his own book He had terrible writer s block and was a perfectionist Someone may ask themselves after reading this if this smartss can t even figure out how to be nice what chance do I have LolIn addition Gell Mann is obsessed with birds and loves bird watching Note Gell Mann is alive at the time this review was writtenIn conclusion how do I feel after reading 353 pages and endless explanations of particle physics Glad Glad over what I m not uite sure but this uestion near the end of the book captures my sentiment How much of who we are is innate genetic like the truth of the existence of the laws of physics and how much is the result of just accidents throughout historyPhysics doesn t really completely sum up the why to the reason we have a human experience any than a feeling does The beauty of our lives is simplistic and beyond that complexity arisesI recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the basics of particle physics and its history over the last century or someone who enjoys biographies involving scienceEnjoy

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Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics Summary × 107 George Johnson ß 7 Characters Read & download Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics With a New AfterwordOur knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell Mann Richard FeynmanAcclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize winner Murray Gell Mann the brilliant irascible. Strange Beauty is a biography of the physicist Murray Gell Mann but also the story of how particle physics starting as an outcrop of nuclear physics and the efforts during the Manhattan project came into fruition I have read a few books about the early uantum revolution but it was never really clear to me until now how physics goes from that into the realm groups and symmetries Because it had no historical context for me I always found it a rather boring subject but now I may think of itGell Mann is one of those people who I thought had died years ago but it seems that he is still alive According to the book he is a perfectionist always fearing to be wrong with subseuent difficulty writing From the passages on his early childhood one gets the impression that he was strongly shaped by the in my opinion negative influence of his father a person of exacting standards and emotional coldness He is also a bit of a know it all showoff but has a great enthusiasm which allows many to overlook this to work with them but these people were often burned by Gell Mann s desire for credit Particle physics at the time and maybe now I don t know was supposedly very competitive and Gell Mann fit right into this milieuGeorge Johnson s biography has been stated as inaccurate by its subject but that is hardly surprising given what you read about him The book is well written and interesting