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The Order of Time

Buch von Carlo Rovelli

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Artikel-Nr.:
87103153
Im Sortiment seit:
15.04.2018
Erscheinungsdatum:
26.04.2018
Medium:
Buch
Einband:
Gebunden
Übersetzungstitel:
Die Ordnung der Zeit
Autor:
Rovelli, Carlo
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Imprint:
Allen Lane
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Astronomie
Seiten:
224
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
235 gr
Beschreibung
'We are time. We are this space, this clearing 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.
Information zum Autor
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 théorique 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.
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