What You'll Learn:
A world of quarks, axions, electromagnetism, and dark matter, the field of quantum physics is mystifying. Even those who’ve never taken an introductory physics class are captivated by its ability to transport wonderers elsewhere—even if they only comprehend a fraction of what they hear. Author of A Beautiful Question and winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for his work on asymptotic freedom, Frank Wilczek returns with a concise meditation on the tenets of contemporary science. Pulling resonant scientific facts from the challenging armor of mathematics, Wilczek’s work covers the lifespan of the universe, the wonder of dark matter, and the thorny dilemma of free will.