Early reviews call The Lightness of Being, "a lively, playful, and inventive tour de force" as well as "a colorful and masterful treatment of recent developments in fundamental physics."
A central theme of this book is that the ancient contrast between celestial Light and earthy Matter has been transcended. In modern physics, all the stuff out there is unified into a "Being" more like the traditional idea of light than the traditional idea of matter.
Author Frank Wilczek has been playing with unified visions of nature since, as a 21 year-old physics grad student, he did work that won him the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics.
More about this website: for a closer look inside The Lightness of Being, check out "Inside the Book". For reviews and book-related events try "More for the Reader". If you're interested in writing to or about Frank Wilczek, proceed to Resources / Contact. To sample more of his work, and understand your world better, "About the Author" links to his new author website, FrankWilczek.com. Bonus link: LHC rap video, created by Kate McAlpine!