The beauty of general relativity

Foundations of Science 2 (1):61-64 (1997)
The author proposes to add another dichotomy to the list of essential tensions proposed by Professor Duda, namely beauty and ugliness. Physicists believe that only beautiful theories describe the world correctly, and that General Relativity is one of the most beautiful physical theories. The author explains why physicists regard this theory as beautiful.
Keywords General Relativity  Cosmology  Black holes  Nonlinearity
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DOI 10.1023/A:1009623126300
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