The prize-winning essays in this
book tackle the attention-grabbing yet occasionally uncomfortable dating between
physics and arithmetic. Is
mathematics purely one other average technology? Or is it the results of human
creativity? Does physics easily put on arithmetic like a fancy dress, or is math the
lifeblood of actual reality?
The nineteen wide-ranging, hugely ingenious and often
entertaining essays are better models of the prize-winning entries to the
FQXi essay pageant “Trick or Truth”, which attracted over two hundred submissions.
The Foundational Questions
Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, helps, and disseminates learn on questions at
the foundations of physics and cosmology, relatively new frontiers and
innovative principles imperative to a deep realizing of fact, yet not going to
be supported by way of traditional investment sources.