Truth and Beauty

Truth and Beauty

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qWhat a splendid book! Reading it is a joy, and for me, at least, continuing reading it became compulsive. . . . Chandrasekhar is a distinguished astrophysicist and every one of the lectures bears the hallmark of all his work: precision, thoroughness,€”Sir Hermann Bondi, Nature The late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his discovery of the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf star, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983. He was the author of many books, including The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes and, most recently, Newton's Principia for the Common Reader.In a deeply moving essay on a€œThe Meaning of Beauty in the Exact Sciences, a€ Heisenberg gives a definition of beauty which I find ... There is ample evidence that in science, beauty is often the source of delight. ... Let me quote a few examples.

Title:Truth and Beauty
Author:S. Chandrasekhar
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2013-11-15


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