Nice Papers


  1. D. J. Gross, The role of symmetry in fundamental physics, PNAS, 93, 14256 (1996).
  2. D. J. Gross, Symmetry in Physics: Wigner’s legacy, Physics Today, 48, 46 ,(1995)
  3. R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, and M. Sands.  Symmetry in Physical laws, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, chapter 52.
  4. R. P. Feynman, The Character of Physical Law,  (Book based on lectures given at Cornell University).
  5. R. P. Feynman, The Great Conservation Principles, The Character of Physical Law, chapter 3.
  6. R. P. Feynman, Symmetry in Physical Law, The Character of Physical Law, chapter 4.
  7. R. P. Feynman, Seeking New Laws, The Character of Physical Law, chapter 7.
  8. S. Weinberg, Symmetry: A “Key to Nature’s secrets”, New York review of books,
  9. F. Wilczek, In search of symmetry lost, Nature, 433, 239 (2005).
  10. M. Livio, Why symmetry matters, Nature 490, 472 (2012).
  11. K. Brading and E. Castellani, Symmetry and Symmetry BreakingThe Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2013 Edition).
  12. J. Rosen, The concept of symmetry, Symmetry Rules: How Science and Nature Are Founded on Symmetry (Springer 2008 ).
  13. E. P. Wigner, Symmetry Principles in Old and New Physics, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 74, 5, 793 (1968).
  14. H. Wyel, Symmetry, (Princeton Univ. Press 1952).
  15. J. Wess, From symmetry to supersymmetry, Eur Phys J. C, 177, 2009


  1. V. L. Ginzburg, Landau’s Attitude Towards Physics and Physicists, Physics Today, 1989.
  2. M. Berry, Paul Dirac: the purest soul in physics, Physics World, 1998.
  3. J. Mawhin, Henri Poincaré. A life at the service of science, Proc. Sym. Henri Poincaré, 2004.
  4. F. Englert & R. Brout,  Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Gauge Theories: a Historical Survey, International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics 1999, pp 3-10
  5. A. A. Lugunov, Henri Poincaré and Relativity Theory, (book), 2005
  6. H. Poincaré, The future of mathematics, Science and méthode, 1908
  7. G. Gorelik, The Top-Secret Life of Lev Landau,  Scientific American, 277, 72 (1997)


  1. L. B. Okun, The concept of mass, Phys. Today, 42, 6, 31 (1989).
  2. F. J. Dyson, To teach or not to teach


  1. S. Weinberg, Four golden lessons (Advice to students at the start of their scientific careers.),  Nature, 426, 389 (2003).
  2. M. Greene, The demise of the lone author, Nature, 450, 1165 (2007).
  3. P. J. Wyatt, Too many authors, too few creators, Physics Today 65, 4, 9 (2012).
  4. P. Higgs, I wouldn’t be productive enough for today’s academic system, Interview with The Guardian.
  5. R. Heras, Individualism: The legacy of great physicists, Physics Today, Points of View (2013).
  6. M. Gad-el-Hak, Publish or perish—an ailing enterprise, Physics Today, 57, 61 (2004).
  7. U. S. Neill, Publish or perish, but at what cost?, Journal of Clinical Investigation 118, 2368 (2008).
  8. S. Seki, et. al, The experience of mathematical beauty and its neural correlates, Front. Hum. Neurosci., 2014
  9. R. P.  Feynman,  The problem of teaching physics in Latin America, Engineering and Science, 1963
  10. F. Wilczek, Four Big Questions with Pretty Good Answers, Book chapter in Fundamental Physics: Heisenberg and Beyond, 2004
  11. A. Jogalekar, Are physicists individualists or collectivists?, Scientific American blog, 2013