A global superstar Professor Rovelli is making the grammar of the universe accessible to a new generation ChannelNews The most fun physicist to be with as well as the greatest explainer of physics Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times Surely Rovelli deserves the title world s most inspiring physics teacher Daily Telegraph The physicist transforming how we see the universe Financial Times The new Hawking His writing is luminous By the time I had finished reading I was in serious awe of the author David Aaronovitch The Times This is a really, really good book about science It s like a tonic for the mind Carlo Rovelli is a physicist so of course this book is about physics But it s muchthan that It s about thinking clearly He gives beautifully clear explanations of the ideas of the cleverest people in history, from Democritus, via Newton, to Einstein and beyond Evening Standard Rather brilliant for fans of cutting edge physics made accessible Mark Haddon The latest thinking in physics is distilled in this primer Why do you need yet another popularisation of theoretical physics Because Rovelli writes with crystalline simplicity And because he turns quantum physics into a coherent story, shaping it as a quest for a single, underlying substratum of reality from Democritus s finite, indivisible atoms to Einstein James McConnachie Sunday Times A comprehensive guide to the bewitching adventure of physics Daily Telegraph Rovelli writes with elegance, clarity and charm A joy to read, as well as being an intellectual feast Michael Brooks New StatesmanCarlo 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 thorique in Marseille, France His Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is an international bestseller translated into forty one languages


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