Our understanding of nature’s deepest reality has changed
radically, but almost without our noticing, over the past twenty-five years.
Transcending the clash of older ideas about matter and space, acclaimed
physicist Frank Wilczek explains a remarkable new discovery: matter is built
from almost weightless units, and pure energy is the ultimate source of mass.
He calls it “The Lightness of Being.” Space is no mere container, empty and
passive. It is a dynamic grid, modern ether, and its spontaneous activity
creates and destroys particles. This new understanding of mass explains the
puzzling feebleness of gravity, and a gorgeous unification of all the forces
comes sharply into focus.
The Lightness of Being
is the first book to explore the implications of these revolutionary ideas
about mass, energy, and the nature of empty space. In it, Wilczek masterfully
presents new perspectives on our incredible universe and envisions a new golden
age of fundamental physics. Download and start listening now!