One of our great contemporary scientists presents ten insights that illuminate what every thinking person needs to know about what the world is and how it works.
Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek's Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea: the models of the world we construct as children are practical and adequate for everyday life, but they do not bring in the surprising and mind-expanding revelations of modern science.
To do that, we must look at the world anew, combining clear thinking with an openness to wonder. This "born again" world is in many ways larger, fuller, and much stranger than it appears. Through an exploration of space, time, matter, and ideas—and equipped with facts, questions, and brilliant speculations—Wilczek guides us through the past, present, and future of fundamental science. Readers will emerge with an expanded vision of our universe.