Lord Keynes once remarked, "Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians." Nobel laureate Professor Steven Weinberg delves into Newton's research in alchemy and occasional fudged calculations to ask how it is that Newton's theories of motion and gravitation became the paradigm that all subsequent science has followed, as it became modern.
Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair of Science at UT. His research has been honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the Royal Society of London.