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Harvard University Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 259 pages
A Physics World Top Ten Book of 2010 Steven Weinberg, considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive today, continues the wide-ranging reflections that have also earned him a reputation as, in the words of New York Times reporter James Glanz, “a powerful writer of prose that can illuminate—and sting.”
 

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A Great Thinker and Writer

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Steven Weinberg is one of the great thinkers of theoretical physics and of physics and society issues . A Nobel laureate he writes frequently and eloquently in the NY Review of Books where Ive read a ... Read full review

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I agree with ElectricRay. Weinberg seems to have had a bunch of unrelated papers that he had had published or not published in a variety of places and a publisher agreed to make of book of them ... Read full review

Contents

Waiting for a Final Theory
1
Can Science Explain Everything? Anything?
6
Peace at Last in the Science Wars
24
The Future of Science and the Universe
28
Dark Energy
47
How Great Equations Survive
52
On Missile Defense
59
The Growing Nuclear Danger
80
Four Golden Lessons
146
The Wrong Stuff
150
A Turning Point?
168
About Oppenheimer
172
Einsteins Search for Unification
178
Einsteins Mistakes
186
Living in the Multiverse
196
A Deadly Certitude
210

Is the Universe a Computer?
96
Foreword to A Century of Nature
113
Ambling toward Apocalypse
116
What Price Glory?
123
Israel and the Liberals
226
Sources
247
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About the author (2009)

Steven Weinberg is Josey Regental Professor of Science and a member of the physics and astronomy departments at the University of Texas, Austin.

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