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Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of... Read More

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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, Helgoland, Reality Is Not What It Seems and The Order of Time are international bestsellers which have been translated into forty-three languages.Another triumph by quantum physicist Rovelli, who makes his own field of science approachable without losing a sense of authority. He mixes history with contemporary research to describe a "relational" universe in which nothing is permanent or absolute and everything depends on interactions between objects.In this masterly work, Rovelli embraces and explores the mysteries and contradictions of quantum theoryCarlo Rovelli takes on the mystery of quantum theory. He conjures a bewildering world, where objects are defined by whatever they interact with... Popular science has rarely been so good Theoretical physics often feels rather mystical. This mind-bending, lively book by the bestselling physicist Carlo Rovelli reinforces that other-wordly feeling. . . unforgettableTravelogue meets biography meets a masterful explanation of quantum theory in this warm and fascinating accountA great tonic for long-isolated minds . . . a thrilling story, written with Rovelli's accustomed wit and panache. After reading him, you'll look at the grains of beach sand between your toes with an entirely new eyeMy other great love these days is for Carlo Rovelli, who is often called the poet of physics. He writes elegant, wondering, enlarging books on time and quantum theory, much in the spirit of a priest bringing the word of God to his congregation, and I've found it good for my soul to be confronted with how little I understand the world and everything in itThe greatest populariser of physics today. . . Rovelli's clarity of exposition would be enough to make the book a triumph. What elevates it even more is the deep humanity he brings to his subject . . . we are left in a world that is not disenchanted by science, but even more magicalIt is the genius of Carlo Rovelli - in my opinion the most poetic and lucid popular science writer since Richard Dawkins - to evoke the mystical aspect of physics. . . His new book, Helgoland is his most beautiful yet. . . leaves an unforgettable impression of its author as a man struggling at the furthest limits of human comprehensionAnother brilliant book by Rovelli, who is emerging as the most approachable yet authoritative contemporary writer about quantum physics. . . you'll have funRovelli is a deep-thinking, restlessly inquiring spirit. . . His books continue a tradition of popular scientific writing from Galileo to Darwin that disappeared in the academic specialisations of the past centuryOne of the warmest, most elegant and most lucid interpreters of the dazzling enigmas of his discipline... A momentous bookIf anyone can make sense of the topsy-turvy, counterintuitive world of quantum physics, it is Carlo Rovelli, the most poetically minded of today's science communicatorsA remarkably wide-ranging new meditation on quantum theory. . . With the light touch of a skilled storyteller. . . Rovelli is not afraid to mix quantum physics and eastern philosophyInspiring. . . Without mathematics or experiment, by page 81 your thoughts are at the frontier of quantum theory, and it's time for your second brain-cudgelling walkA delight . . . it is a pleasure to travel in Rovelli's companyExplained with uncanny insight and lyrical grace

Rovelli's is a new vision, one with a remarkable power in delivering new answers to old quantum riddles, and it is conveyed lucidly in this original and graceful book

Bracing and refreshing. . . Rovelli is offering a new way to understand not just the world but our place in it, tooCarlo Rovelli is a genius and an amazing communicator. . . What I love about his writing is that it always comes back to people -- people interacting with other people, who are interacting with their world. This is the place where science comes to lifeWhen life feels strange, Rovelli's books remind me that there is beauty in the strangenessRovelli is a brilliant and lucid teacher who uses his understanding of theoretical physics and the quantum world to talk about the complexity of our everyday realityCarlo Rovelli's imaginative rigour, his lively humour and his beautiful writing are inspiringRovelli opens windows onto the imagination for all of usI always find with Carlo Rovelli's books that there are moments when you get a real hit of understanding -- a jigsaw in your mind that just falls into placeHelgoland is a wonderful guide to the most extraordinary story in physics. It will reset your view of the universe The old, solid world, if you believed in it at all, breaks into a glorious shimmer of limitless potentialRovelli has an uncanny knack for instilling wonder and explaining complex theories in plain, entertaining waysI'm keen for everyone to read Helgoland: a wonderfully lucid and poetic account of the foundations of quantum physics. It combines a compelling history with Rovelli's own intriguing - and for me very appealing - views about the basis of all thingsIt was with great joy that I discovered and consumed Carlo Rovelli's latest offering. . . Helgoland hooked me so hard I read the entire book in one sitting. And then twice more

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

Product Details

Title: Helgoland
Author: Carlo RovelliErica SegreSimon Carnell
SKU: BK0427013
EAN: 9780241454695
Language: English

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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, Helgoland, Reality Is Not What It Seems and The Order of Time are international bestsellers which have been translated into forty-three languages.

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