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With a New AfterwordOur knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell Mann Richard FeynmanAcclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize winner Murray Gell Mann the brilliant irascible Johnson’s biography of physicist Murray Gell Mann is an excellent scientific biography that explains the science deeply enough to be understandable – one gets a good sense of the problems that Gell Mann and others were tackling and the challenges they faced in solving these problems – but not so densely as to be unintelligible The book is also very good in portraying science as a meandering stumbling inexact process with dead ends and discoveries that were almost made and not as a clean straight line of progress from point A to point B Johnson also captures the competitive nature of science the personalities Feynman Fermi Schwinger Pais and others and the conflicts involved among these individuals The book also does a good job of capturing the complexities of Gell Mann his personal strengths and weaknesses and how these impacted his science as well as how his past influenced the eccentric blunt often arrogant and sometimes even hesitant individual that he became

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Strange Beauty Murray Gell Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century PhysicsHe world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universeBeautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity Strange Beauty is a tour de force of both science writing and biograph Many readers will know that Gell Mann is a pioneer in complexity science and complex adaptive systems his work provides the scientific basis for much of the other complexity related work that we admire We should all know about him and his work