Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist. His research on elementary particles and cosmology gained him the Nobel Prize in Physics (1979) and the National Medal of Science (1991). His writing has appeared in many publications, notably the New York Review of Books, and his most recent book of essays, Lake Views: The World and the Universe was published in 2011. He currently holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
“Dr. Steven Weinberg is perhaps the world’s most authoritative proponent of the idea that physics is hurtling toward a ”final theory,” a complete explanation of nature’s particles and forces that will endure as the bedrock of all science forevermore,” wrote James Glanz in the New York Times. “He is also a powerful writer whose prose can illuminate—and sting.”