The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

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The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science, by Marcus du Sautoy

Synopsis: Every week seems to throw up a new discovery, shaking the foundations of what we know. But are there questions we will never be able to answer—mysteries that lie beyond the predictive powers of science? In this captivating exploration of our most tantalizing unknowns, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to consider the problems in cosmology, quantum physics, mathematics, and neuroscience that continue to bedevil scientists and creative thinkers who are at the forefront of their fields.

At once exhilarating, mind-bending, and compulsively readable, The Great Unknown challenges us to consider big questions—about the nature of consciousness, what came before the big bang, and what lies beyond our horizons—while taking us on a virtuoso tour of the great breakthroughs of the past and celebrating the men and women who dared to tackle the seemingly impossible and had the imagination to come up with new ways of seeing the world.

Published: April 2017 | ISBN: 978-0735221826

Author’s Homepage: https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcusduSautoy

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