Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey To Quantum Gravity

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Author Rovelli, Carlo
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“The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking.—The Times Magazine<
>From theNew York Times-bestselling author ofSeven Brief Lessons on Physicsand the forthcomingThe Order of Time, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.<
>What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely inSeven Brief Lessons on Physics. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space
eaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode—a vast universe still largely undiscovered.