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Carlo Rovelli

Autor(a) de Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Reality Is Not What It Seems, The Order of Time, and There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness are mostrar mais international bestsellers that have been translated into more than fifty languages. mostrar menos

Obras por Carlo Rovelli

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (2015) 2,413 exemplares
The Order of Time (2017) 1,677 exemplares
Anaximander (2011) 269 exemplares
White Holes (2023) 121 exemplares
What is Time? What is Space? (2004) 74 exemplares
Quantum Gravity (2004) 47 exemplares

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Physics made easy and even more interesting. Simple and readable explanations for complex universal problems.
P.C.Menezes | 84 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
When commenting on author Rovelli's ultra-popular-level 2016 book _Seven Brief Lessons on Physics_, I drew attention to his contention, based on the theory of loop quantum gravity, that "a black hole is a rebounding star seen in extreme slow motion". This latest little gem of a volume expands on that claim. It pictures the interior of a stellar black hole as a long and narrow funnel that keeps lengthening and narrowing until it becomes a singular line. At that point of maximum compression, the black hole is a "Planck star" and is capable of undergoing a "quantum leap" (tunneling) into a white hole. In the interior of the white hole, the singular line becomes a funnel that keeps shortening and widening until there is no more hole. The length of time between initial collapse and final dissipation: mere instants from an interior perspective but billions of years from a distantly exterior perspective. Thermodynamic effects such as Hawking radiation imply that the emergent final "body" is not star-sized but sub-microscopically small. Some readers will be charmed by the book's recurring quotations from Dante Alighieri's works. Many will like its capitalization-free musings such as "we have access only to perspectives. reality is perhaps nothing other than perspectives. there is no absolute. ..." (p 30)… (mais)
fpagan | 6 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
Wonderfully narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, discusses various approaches and theories on time. Maybe everyone else already knows this, but I don't think I did (there's always a chance I knew something and forgot); that time moves slower on the floor than on one's dresser. Does this mean if I walk about on my hands my face will age slower than my feet? As if I could. :-)
TraSea | 46 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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