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Helgoland

Buch von Carlo Rovelli

93886194

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Artikel-Nr.:
93886194
Im Sortiment seit:
01.05.2021
Erscheinungsdatum:
25.03.2021
Medium:
Buch
Einband:
Gebunden
Autor:
Rovelli, Carlo
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Imprint:
Allen Lane
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Theoretische Physik
Seiten:
187
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
318 gr
Beschreibung
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND PROSPECT

The instant Sunday Times bestseller -- a beautiful story of rebellion and science

'Popular science has rarely been so good' Prospect

'A thrilling story, written with wit and panache' John Banville

In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, had retreated to the treeless, wind-battered island of Helgoland in the North Sea in order to think. Walking all night, by dawn he had wrestled with an idea that would transform the whole of science and our very conception of the world.

In Helgoland Carlo Rovelli tells the story of the birth of quantum physics and its bright young founders who were to become some of the most famous Nobel winners in science. It is a celebration of youthful rebellion and intellectual revolution. An invitation to a magical place.

Here Rovelli illuminates competing interpretations of this science and offers his own original view, describing the world we touch as a fabric woven by relations. Where we, as every other thing around us, exist in our interactions with one another, in a never-ending game of mirrors.

A dazzling work from one of our most celebrated scientists and master storyteller, Helgoland transports us to dizzying heights, reminding us of the many pleasures of the life of the mind.

Translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell
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, Reality Is Not What It Seems and The Order of Time are international bestsellers which have been translated into forty-one languages.