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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.
About the Author
Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the US, and is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de physique theorique in Marseille, France. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems are international bestsellers translated into forty-one languages.
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
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
The superstar physicist who wants to make science accessible to all * Channel 4 News
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
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
ISBN: 9780141984964 ISBN-10: 0141984961 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 176 Published: 16th April 2019 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1