“If you go down the rabbit hole, you find that whenever you ask for purpose you end up asking what the purpose of life is. And to that, not even scientists have an answer.”
Sabine Hossenfelder is a theoretical physicist who specialises in the foundations of physics. She is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies where she leads the group on Superfluid Dark Matter. She is the author of Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, and the forthcoming Existential Physics: A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions. Hossenfelder also has a popular YouTube channel called "Science without the gobbledygook" and works partly as a freelance science writer, with her work published in Scientific American, New Scientist, and Nautilus, among others.
“A physicist who is utterly fearless, completely honest, and quite funny.” - Peter Woit, mathematical physicis