Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd

Auteur: Carlo Rovelli
  • Engels
  • Druk: 1
  • 9780141981727
  • juni 2016
  • Paperback
  • 96 pagina's
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Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli (born 3 May 1956) is an Italian theoretical physicist, philosopher and writer who has worked in Italy, the United States and since 2000, in France. His work is mainly in the field of quantum gravity, where he is among the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. He has also worked in the history and philosophy of science. He collaborates with several Italian newspapers, in particular the cultural supplements of the Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore and La Repubblica. His popular science book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has been translated in 41 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

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Samenvatting

THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER'There's a book I've been carrying around like a small Bible, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics' - Benedict Cumberbatch Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven enlightening lessons 'Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world. And it's breathtaking'These seven short lessons guide us, with simplicity and clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. In this mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Carlo Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. Not since Richard Feynman's celebrated Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed.

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Carlo Rovelli has never been afraid to challenge the status quo -- Morgan Freeman * Science Channel * Brilliant... Rovelli writes with clarity and verve, vividly bringing to life concepts that can often appear incomprehensible, and inviting readers to see the world anew. Few writers, let alone physicists, capture the beauty of nature and the excitement of its discovery in such clear, rich prose... It's hard to imagine a more coherent, inspiring introduction to modern physics. It really is an enchanting little volume * New Scientist * No one should hold office unless they have read Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons on Physics -- Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker Utterly blown away by the concise beauty of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. Science as poetry. Awe inspiring -- Michael Bhaskar, author of The Content Machine The rare book about physics that can be ingested in a single sitting -- Alexandra Alter * New York Times * If you only ever read one book on physics, read this. Beautifully written and engaging -- Rowan Coleman, author of We Are All Made of Stars The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso, which you can consume the way the Italians do, quickly and while standing up. As slim as a volume of poetry, Mr. Rovelli's book also has that tantalizing quality that good books of poems have; it artfully hints at meanings beyond its immediate scope -- Dwight Garner * New York Times * Totally gripping. . . full of thought-provoking ideas. . . very beautiful -- Harriet Gilbert * A Good Read Radio 4 * The book to read if you know very little about modern physics but want to begin to grasp its wonder, and the potential it has to enrich our understanding of the universe and our place in it -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian * A slim poetic meditation... Rovelli belongs to a great Italian tradition of one-culture science writing that encompasses the Roman poet Lucretius, Galileo, Primo Levi and Italo Calvino. The physics here is comprehensible and limpid, and Rovelli gives it an edge through his clear-eyed humanistic interpretations -- Best science books * Independent * Rovelli has a rare knack for conveying the top line of scientific theories in clear and compelling terms without succumbing to the lure of elaborate footnotes... a breath of fresh air -- Nicola Davis * Observer * The slim volume is stereotypically the province of poetry, but this beautifully designed little book shows that science, with its curiosity, its intense engagement with what there really is, its readiness to jettison received ways of seeing, is a kind of poetry too * Financial Times * It is amazing that such a short book can dig to such satisfying depths -- Stephen Curry * Guardian * A surprise bestseller... the most interesting of the year's science books * Daily Telegraph * Sparse, elegant and most of all readable... at the end of it you feel more clever. Rovelli has achieved something unheard of in books about theoretical physics: most of the people who have started his book have also probably finished it -- Tom Whipple * The Times * There have been plenty of attempts in recent years to explain the basic concepts of physics to us, but few as elegant and concise as Carlo Rovelli's... there's enough food for thought here to last a lifetime -- Nick Rennison * Daily Mail * A startling and illustrative distillation of centuries of science... The book's triumph lies not only in presenting some of the headiest stuff science has produced in so few pages, but also in giving real insight into how science treats those ideas * Economist * If you want to understand what gets physicists out of bed in the morning, there is no better guide than Rovelli... Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is an absorbing, lovely book... This is physics as romantic poetry and, by God, it's beguiling -- Michael Brooks * New Statesman * A sublime read... The triumph of this book is that it educates you, guides you, and brings you bang up to date with the central issues in theoretical physics today... Intriguing, captivating and magical -- Ivor Mason * I Newspaper * Wonderfully clear and vivid. Carlo Rovelli manages to convey the mystery of very large things and very small things with brilliant effect -- Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials If you've ever wanted to understand physics better, read Carlo Rovelli's masterful book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. One of the world's leading scientists, he explains concepts like relativity, quantum mechanics and black holes with an elegance and clarity that reminded me of Richard Feynman... You will probably find yourself coming back to it again and again -- Fareed Zakaria Absolutely fascinating... explains the entire universe in 79 pages -- Steve Wright * BBC Radio 2 * A sensation... the new cult book -- Katie Law * Evening Standard * An amuse bouche for some of the ideas that are wrapped up in 20th-century astrophysics where it borders on philosophy. Millions have digested this little treat -- Adam Rutherford * Guardian * The physicist transforming how we see the universe * Financial Times * Surely Rovelli deserves the title 'world's most inspiring physics teacher' * Daily Telegraph * A global superstar... Professor Rovelli is making the grammar of the universe accessible to a new generation * Channel 4 News * The most fun physicist to be with -- as well as the greatest explainer of physics -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * The perfect antidote to the fluff and nonsense around right now. Learn how the world is and how you might just fit in -- Simon Mayo * Daily Mirror * The man who makes physics sexy... the new Hawking... His writing is luminous. By the time I had finished reading I was in serious awe of the author -- David Aaronovitch * The Times * Honestly I cannot recommend it too strongly... one of the fastest selling science titles of all time because it is so clear -- Jeremy Vine * BBC Radio 2 * With the publication of his million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli took his place with Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman as one of the great popularisers of modern theoretical physics -- Sam Leith * Spectator * There's a book I've been carrying around like a small Bible, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics -- Benedict Cumberbatch

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  • Fysica toegankelijk gemaakt
    • Heldere boodschap
    • Overzichtelijk
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    • laatste hoofdstuk is wat vaag

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    Ik heb het boekje uitgelezen in 1 dag tijd. Rovelli haalt in zeven lessen (6 fysicalessen en één beschouwing van de mens in het universum) de belangrijkste discussies aan over de aard van het universum en de verschillende theorieën die momenteel de fysica bezig houden.
    De manier waarop Rovelli deze materie benaderd is opmerkelijk. Hij slaagt er in om op simpele wijze (de geschiedenis van) complexe theorieën (zoals de relativiteitstheorie van Einstein) uit te leggen. Op deze manier maakt hij theoretische fysica toegankelijk voor leken.

    DIt boekje is echt een aanrader. Zowel voor volwassenen die interesse hebben in wetenschap, of gewoon willen weten wat dure woorden zoals 'ruimtetijd' of 'ruimtekromming' nu eigenlijk inhouden, of voor scholieren die perspectief behoeven over waarom ze leren wat ze leren op school.

    Echt een aanrader.

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  • Nieuwe inzichten in de natuurkunde
    • Overzichtelijk
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    • heel actueel de stand van zaken anno 2016!
    • de essays zijn kort meer uitleg is soms nodig.

    Dit boek geeft een goede samenvatting waar de de theoretische natuurkunde op dit moment staat. Heel boeiend en goed geschreven. Ook met aandacht voor het -verre- verleden. Wie meer wil weten en begrijpen kan in aansluiting van Rovelli 'Reality is not what it seems' lezen.

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    Ik ben zeer tevreden over dit boek. Wat ik vooral goed vind: Overzichtelijk, Praktisch toepasbaar, Heldere boodschap

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    Ik ben zeer tevreden over dit boek. Wat ik vooral goed vind: Overzichtelijk, Heldere boodschap

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  • Onze wereld
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    Een prachtige en begrijpelijke beschrijving van de moderne natuurkunde

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    Lezen en madenken

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    ideaal boekje om de beginselen van de fysica te leren kennen.
    Wel geschreven in Engels, wat het niet altijd heel vlot leesbaar maakt

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