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Virtual Event: Carlo Rovelli
May 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDTFree – $25
Join us on Thursday, May 27 at 6pm PT when bestselling author Carlo Rovelli discusses his latest book, Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution, on Zoom!
Please note this is a ticketed event.
Tickets include admission to the event and a copy of the book with signed bookplate!
Limited free, event-only tickets available.
About the Event
“Rovelli is a genius and an amazing communicator… This is the place where science comes to life.” —Neil Gaiman
Green Apple Books proudly presents an evening with world-renowned theoretical physicist and author of the bestselling books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli, celebrating his latest book, Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution.
This evening will include a conversation between Rovelli and a special guest and will be followed by an audience Q+A. Tickets include event access and a signed copy of Helgoland. Zoom login information will be sent no later than the morning of event date, Thursday, May 27.
A startling new look at quantum theory, from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time.
One of the world’s most renowned theoretical physicists, Carlo Rovelli has entranced millions of readers with his singular perspective on the cosmos. In Helgoland, he examines the enduring enigma of quantum theory. The quantum world Rovelli describes is as beautiful as it is unnerving.
Helgoland is a treeless island in the North Sea where the twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg made the crucial breakthrough for the creation of quantum mechanics, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming ideas (ghost waves, distant objects that seem to be magically connected, cats that appear both dead and alive), quantum physics has led to countless discoveries and technological advancements. Today our understanding of the world is based on this theory, yet it is still profoundly mysterious.
As scientists and philosophers continue to fiercely debate the meaning of the theory, Rovelli argues that its most unsettling contradictions can be explained by seeing the world as fundamentally made of relationships rather than substances. We and everything around us exist only in our interactions with one another. This bold idea suggests new directions for thinking about the structure of reality and even the nature of consciousness.
Rovelli makes learning about quantum mechanics an almost psychedelic experience. Shifting our perspective once again, he takes us on a riveting journey through the universe so we can better comprehend our place in it.
Praise for Helgoland
“This entertaining and legible guide paints the history of quantum theory and lays out its possible meanings.” —Scientific American
“Physicist Rovelli (The Order of Time) dazzles with this look at the ’almost psychedelic experience’ of understanding quantum theory…These are big ideas, but Rovelli easily leads readers through the knotty logic, often with lyricism…Readers who follow along will be left in awe.” —Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
About Carlo Rovelli
Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the United States, and is currently directing the Quantum Gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille, France. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems, and The Order of Time are international bestsellers that have been translated into more than forty languages.
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