This book offers a new view of the world using a crossover approach covering science and many disciplines and clever questions that cast doubt upon social phenomena that are taken for granted.
- Book Intro
Jeong Jaeseung's Science Concert provides comprehensive knowledge and reasoning that aren't bound by the limitations of a given field and has been lauded as a top book of science that is often recommended by teachers to students and parents to children. This is a book that can be enjoyed even if you do not understand complex physics or mathematics, and it also contains deep scientific explanations of this world, society, and daily life.
It touches on Murphy's Law to describe the difficulty of living a lucky life and refers to the fractal pattern hidden in Seo Taiji's dreadlocks to illustrate the excellence of overlooked African culture. What's more, Jeong describes fallacies and superstitions related to science, such as the supposed claim by Albert Einstein that the average human only uses 10 percent of his brain or that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space. The book also alludes to chaos theory in reference to Jackson Pollock's paintings and extracts common patterns hidden in popular music from Bach to the Beatles. Plus, it explains why the securities sector is attracting physicists and mathematicians and introduces a new trend known as complexity economics that combines economics and science.
Jeong takes readers 'out of the lab' to introduce them to a new dimension of science and see the world in a way that has yet to be seen. Through this, readers will come across a new way to the world that previously seemed complex and unintelligible and realize that the world is only as complicated as our understanding of its characteristics.
- About the Author
Jeong Jaeseung is a brain physicist. Jeong studied Physics at KAIST and earned bachelor's and doctor's degree from the same university. His main study fields include decision making neuroscience, the mental illness cerebrum modeling and brain-robot interface based on decision making neuroscience. Books Jeong has written include Science Concert and Physicists See Science in Movies.
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, 2001, Ministry of Science and Technology approved Excellent Science Book
Seoul National University, 2008, No.1 Inspiring Book Selected by SNU Applicants
Hankyoreh, 2002~2005, Book of the Times
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, 2005, SMOE Recommended Book (High School)
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Library, 2011, Recommended Book by librarians
Assocation for Research on Children's Publications, 2014, Recommended Book for Adolescent
MBC Happy Reading, 2011, Book of 2001
MBC ! Exclamation Mark, 2003, ‘Book Book Book, Let’s Read a Book’ Selected Book