The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
By Lee Smolin
In this stimulating book, Smolin argues that physics is losing its way in a plethora of untestable theories and speculations, such as superstring theory, which have come to dominate the field; young physicists are often penalized for following other paths of exploration.
"A splendid, edifying report from the front lines of theorectical physics . . . A wonderful gift."
- The San Francisco Chronicle
"An uncommonly clear and confident account . . . Even those who differ with many of Smolin's contentions can applaud his bringing physicists' anguished night thoughts into the clear light of day."
- Tim Ferris
"If you want to think in new ways about the interconnected universe around you, read Lee Smolin's provocative, inspiring book."
- Margaret Geller