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Reality is not what it seems : the journey to quantum gravity

Carlo Rovelli (Author), Simon Carnell (Translator), Erica Segre (Translator)
Traces how the human image of the world has changed throughout history, demonstrating the evolution of the idea of reality while touching on subjects ranging from the Higgs boson to quantum gravity
Print Book, English, 2017
First American edition View all formats and editions
Riverhead Books, New York, 2017
280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9780735213920, 0735213925
Grains ; Is there a limit to divisibility? ; The nature of things
The classics ; Isaac and the little moon ; Michael: fields and light
Albert ; The extended present ; The most beautiful of theories ; Mathematics or physics? ; The cosmos
Quanta ; Albert again ; Niels, Werner, and Paul ; Fields and particles are the same thing ; Quanta 1: Information is finite ; Quanta 2: Indeterminacy ; Quanta 3: Reality is relation ; But do we really understand?
Spacetime is quantum ; Matvei ; John ; The loop's first steps
Quanta of space ; Spectra of volume and area ; Atoms of space ; Spin networks
Time does not exist ; Time is not what we think it is ; The candle chandelier and the pulse ; Spacetime sushi spinfoam ; What is the world made of?
Beyond the big bang ; The master ; Quantum cosmology
Empirical confirmations? ; Signals from nature ; A window onto quantum gravity
Quantum black holes
The end of infinity
Information ; Thermal time ; Reality and information
Originally published in Italian under the title: La Realtà non è come ci appare
English translation published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK
In English, translated from the Italian