Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist. He is director of the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, and his books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality is Not What It Seems were international bestsellers translated into forty-one languages
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Our experience of time is only weakly related to the fundamental realities of physics, says the physicist and best-selling author Carlo Rovelli. Here he selects five works for understanding the nature of time in its truer sense.
Interviews where books by Carlo Rovelli were recommended
When we see a rainbow or another beautiful spectacle in nature, what is that sense of wonder we are filled with? How can we nurture it? Caspar Henderson, author of A New Map of Wonders (and Five Books science and environment editor) recommends the best books to help us develop our sense of wonder.
Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different
by Philip Ball
Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
by Hannah Fry
Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain
by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
The Order of Time
by Carlo Rovelli
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
by Adam Rutherford
Aah, the holidays! Time to lie on the grass and read the latest novel. Or are you looking for something more demanding? Physicist and popular science author Jim Al-Khalili, who has just written his first sci-fi thriller, Sunfall, suggests some highly readable science books for those who prefer their holiday reads to be nonfiction.