Wielding laypeople’s terms and a sense of humor, Nobel Prize winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones? Can the fundamental law, the so-called “theory of everything,” really explain everything? His answers will surprise you.

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  1. #1 melior
    January 6, 2008

    Gell-Mann delivers an eloquent but devastating defenestration of mysticism, using only Powerpoint and his brain.