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Reality Is Not What It Seems - The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." -The Times Magazine From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, 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? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert 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 in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode-a vast universe still largely undiscovered.

"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." -The Times Magazine From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, 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? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert 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 in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode-a vast universe still largely undiscovered.
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"The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they're calling the next Stephen Hawking." -The Times Magazine From the New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, 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? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert 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 in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode-a vast universe still largely undiscovered.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roy McMillan

Length:

6h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:39