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The Lightness of Being


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Born in New York, Frank Wilczek studied at the University of Chicago and gained his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University. Frank won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for work he did as a twenty-one-year-old graduate student. His writing has featured twice in Best American Science Writing and his exposition of modern physics, Longing for the Harmonies was named New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Frank is currently Herman Feshbach Professorship of Physics at MIT. He lives in Massachusetts, with his wife, Betsy Devine.


'A thrilling read ... a glimpse of physics at its quirkiest and most illuminating' The Economist 'The Lightness of Being is an apt description of Wilczek's writing style ... at once profound and light, filled with humour, wordplay and original explanations' New Scientist 'Read Wilczek's book ! to share some of the excitement and enlightenment ... as the Large Hadron Collider goes into operation in Switzerland' Natural History 'Wilczek possesses a compelling writing style ... The beauty of the intellectual leaps, the grandness of the discovery, are palpable' St Petersburg Times

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