From NYRB, Steven Weinberg on the Big Higgs Question. Alexis Madrigal on why the Higgs Boson discovery is disappointing, according to the smartest man in the world. A review of The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions by Shing-Tung Yau and Steve Nadis. A look at how the mathematics of eternity prove the universe must have had a beginning (and part 2). The Principal Uncertainty: Don’t be too sure of what popular physics books say — minus math, there’s no physics. Scientists are trying to get the first direct look at the black hole at the center of our galaxy — how close will they come to seeing the unseeable? From Plus, Marianne Freiberger on Schrodinger's equation: What is it, what does it mean, in action. In the deep, dark quantum sea known as the Intensity Frontier, particle physicists expect to find everything from exotic new particles to new insights into the evolution of our universe. Has the meaning of nothing changed? In his quest to understand the origins of the universe, Jim Holt stands up for the big 0.

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