Quote: How questions yield value, even before they are answered

“In the case of supersymmetry, we still don’t know whether it is realized in nature, but the idea has become popular. The reason is that many of the issues that plague conventional quantum field theories are eliminated when supersymmetry is introduced. Supersymmetric theories are generally more elegant and easier to analyze.”

Edward Frenkel, Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

This is an excellent book to think through the power of questions. Frenkel makes complex mathematical and physics problems clear and relatively easy to understand — there is no point in reading this or any book if you already have all the answers. Come prepared to think hard in order to learn, and through learning, to ask new questions.

Author: Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, journalist and business model hacker. He operates this site, which is a collection of the blogs he’s published over the years, as well as an archive of his professional publishing record. As always, this is a work in progress. Such is life.

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