Order of Time

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Auteur: Carlo Rovelli
Uitgever: Penguin UK
  • Engels
  • 9780241292525
  • januari 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 176 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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The bestselling author of }Seven Brief Lessons on Physics{ is bacl with a thrilling exploration of the meaning of time. Bringing together science, art and philosophy, Rovelli attempts to unravel the mystery of time as well as inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time

The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting journey to discover the meaning of time 'We are time. We are this space, this plain opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.' Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe. With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. Enlightening and consoling, The Order of Time shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time -- and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves.

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Anyone with the least interest in the science of the physical world will be by turns astonished, baffled and thrilled by what Rovelli has to say about the true nature of time, which has little in common with our everyday conception of it -- John Banville * Guardian * The most fun physicist to be with -- as well as the greatest explainer of physics -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * 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 * The physicist transforming how we see the universe * Financial Times * Carlo Rovelli has achieved almost prophetic status -- Julian Baggini * Prospect * A masterly writer. . . In this little gem of a book, Mr. Rovelli demolishes our common-sense notion of time. . . an ambitious book that illuminates a thorny question and succeeds in being a pleasurable read -- Priyamvada Natarajan * Wall Street Journal * An elegantly concise primer makes theoretical physics intelligible. . . stunningly written -- Tom Whipple * The Times * A deep - and remarkably readable - dive into the fundamental nature of time. . . written with enough charm and poetry to engage the imagination of anyone who reads it -- Clive Cookson * Financial Times * Highly original. . . The heart and humanity of the book, its poetry and its gentle tone raise it to the level and style of such great scientist-writers as Lewis Thomas and Rachel Carson -- Alan Lightman * New York Times Book Review * We live in an age of wonderful science writing, and Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time, is an example of the very best. Time is something we think we know about instinctively; here he shows how profoundly strange it really is -- Philip Pullman * Guardian * Rovelli is one of our great scientific explicators. . . Not since Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has there been so genial an integration of physics and philosophy -- Ian Thomson * Observer * Physics' literary superstar makes us rethink time. . . The Order of Time will surely establish Rovelli among the pantheon of great scientist-communicators. . . More of this please -- Philip Ball * New Scientist * A dizzying, poetic work in which I found myself abandoning everything I thought I knew about time -- Charlotte Higgins * Guardian * A joy to read. . . Rovelli writes easily, vividly and brilliantly - he is as at ease with Beethoven as he is with Boltzmann's constant, and verses by Horace launch each chapter, one of which ends with a couplet from the Grateful Dead. . . A delight -- Tim Radford * Guardian * The superstar physicist who wants to make science accessible to all * Channel 4 News * A dazzling book. . . Meet the new Stephen Hawking. . . I've never seen special relativity explained so well, never visualised it less fuzzily, never felt such a jolt of shock at what it implies -- James McConnachie * Sunday Times * I consider Carlo Rovelli to be a poet as much as a physicist. . . Everybody should read this book -- Es Devlin Rovelli is a wonderful writer. . . The ideas in The Order of Time are extraordinary, and I rather fear you should read it -- Nick Hornby * Believer * In Carlo Rovelli modern physics has found its poet. A captivating, fascinating, profoundly beautiful book. . . Rovelli is a wonderfully humane, gentle and witty guide for he is as much philosopher and poet as he is a scientist -- John Banville * Irish Times *

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Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2018
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18,1 x 11,1 x 2 cm
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176 pagina's
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9780241292525

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