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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

A mind-bending introduction to modern physics

By Carlo Rovelli
13-minute read
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (2014) is an informative guide to how we arrived at the two pillars of modern physics: Einstein’s theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics. Author Carlo Rovelli describes the wondrous world opened up by these two theories, including the secrets they’ve revealed and the mysteries and paradoxes they’ve exposed.

  • Curious people who want to know more about how the universe works
  • Students who want an introduction to quantum physics
  • Scientists, physicists and mathematicians

Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He currently directs the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, France. Rovelli is also the author of Reality is Not What It Seems and The Order of Time.

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