TED: Beauty and truth in physics by Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann talks about particle physics and the role of mathematics in theoretical physics, discussing what it means for a theory to be “beautiful” and whether elegant equations are more likely to be right than inelegant ones. Math and symmetry matter. Murray Gell-Mann received a Nobel prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).


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