This book discusses and explains in a clear, concise, and colloquial style the foundational concepts that determine how Science proceeds in investigating the natural world, and the knowledge it is able to provide. It uses simple facts to explain difficult concepts such as material reality, hypotheses, theory, and the logical foundations of Science.
Massimiliano Di Ventra is Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests are in the theory of electronic and transport properties of nanoscale systems, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, DNA sequencing/polymer dynamics in nanopores, and memory effects in nanostructures for applications in unconventional computing and biophysics. He has been invited to deliver more than 270 talks worldwide on these topics.