Einstein and the most beautiful theories in physics

@article{Engler2002EinsteinAT,
  title={Einstein and the most beautiful theories in physics},
  author={Gideon Engler},
  journal={International Studies in the Philosophy of Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={27 - 37}
}
  • Gideon Engler
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
Einstein's theories of special and general relativity are unanimously praised by scientists for their extraordinary beauty to the extent that some consider the latter to be the most beautiful theory in physics. The grounds for these assertions are assessed here and it is concluded that the beauty of Einstein's theories can be attributed to two of their aspects. The first is that they incorporate all possible ingredients that constitute the beauty of theories: simplicity, symmetry, invariance… 

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