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Lost in math how beauty leads physics astray

著者: Sabine Hossenfelder
出版商: New York Basic Books 2018
版本/格式:   打印图书 : 英语 : First edition查看所有的版本和格式
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"Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with  再读一些...
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所有的著者/提供者: Sabine Hossenfelder
ISBN: 9780465094257 0465094252
OCLC号码: 1041126052
注释: Literaturangaben und Index
描述: XI, 291 Seiten
责任: Sabine Hossenfelder

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"Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth"

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