Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems. Instant New York Times Bestseller One of the year's most entrancing books about science. --The Wall Street Journal Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics. --The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a rewned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our kwledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. Here, on the edge of what we kw, in contact with the ocean of the unkwn, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world, Rovelli writes. And it's breathtaking.
Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the quantum gravity group at the Centre de Physique Theorique of Aix-Marseille Universite. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. Rovelli lives in Marseille, France.