June 16, 2009

CSI: Universe

Astrophysicist Mario Livio divines why mathematics is "unreasonably effective" at formulating the laws of nature.

David Downs

Mario Livio ranks among pop science's brightest stars. The senior astrophysicist heads the Office of Public Outreach at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. His books The Golden Ratio, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved, and The Accelerating Universe have paved the way for his latest feat—Is God a Mathematician?

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