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White Holes (inbunden)

White Holes

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A BOOK OF THE YEAR ACCORDING TO THE FINANCIAL TIMES * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * NEW STATESMAN * NEW SCIENTIST 'A miniature masterpiece by one of the most entertaining scientists on the planet' Evening Standard Everyones talking about White Holes Daily Mail A mesmerizing trip to the strange new world of white holes, from Carlo Rovelli, the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Let us journey into the heart of a black hole. Let us slip beyond its boundary, the horizon, and tumble - on and on - down this crack in the universe. As we plunge, we'll see geometry fold, we'll feel the equations draw tight around us. Eventually, we'll pass it: the remains of a star, deep and dense and falling further far. And then - the bottom. Where time and space end, and the white hole is born . . . With lightness and magic, here Carlo Rovelli traces the ongoing adventure of his own cutting-edge research, of the uncertainty and joy of going where we've not yet been. Guiding us to the edge of theory and experiment, he invites us to go beyond, to experience the fever and the disquiet of science. Here is the extraordinary life of a white hole.
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This festive season put White Holes in your friends stockings ... a miniature masterpiece by one of the most entertaining scientists on the planet I would give this book to anyone, young and old, interested in thinking, science and literature His book is a work of literature itself -- Robert Fox * Evening Standard * Everyones talking about White Holes * Daily Mail * Reading it is akin to the final psychedelic sequence in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey: youre not sure where youre heading but it feels bloody exciting ... If you want to remember why you once fell in love with the idea of the cosmos, or want to fall in love with that idea for the first time, then this book is for you -- Kevin Fong * Observer * It is always worth reading Rovelli. He writes like he believes you are as learned and clever as he is. Yet he also writes with such care for your ignorance that it feels every page is urging and coaxing you a non-physicist to see what he can see -- Tom Whipple * The Times * Possibly the most charming book by a mainstream scientist this year... Carlo Rovelli is a maestro of imaginative science writing... The book's structure and language have a charm that I found irresistible. No one else matches the way Rovelli describes the creative and imaginative thinking behind theoretical physics -- Clive Cookson * Financial Times * Carlo Rovelli's brilliant new book White Holes asks surprising questions A beautiful little book, by a celebrated physicist and writer, about a phenomenon that is permitted by equations but might not actually exist What elevates this book is the authors supernatural concision, and his artistic and philosophical elegance -- Steven Poole * Daily Telegraph * This slim, speculative volume will enchant the many fans of the stellar cosmologist. In a work of poetry and imagination as much as physics, he seeks to convince us that black holes (from which nothing can escape) will eventually convert into white holes (which nothing can enter) * Financial Times, Best Books of the Year * Physicist Carlo Rovelli tackles counterintuitive ideas and guides us through a time-reversed black hole in this elegant work * New Scientist, Best Books of 2023 * Enter a black hole and youre not forgotten; youre not even gone. In this fascinating little book, Rovelli, one of physics most elegant writers, finds hope at the end of all things * Daily Telegraph, Best Books of the Year * In White Holes, Rovelli, in lyrical prose and quoting extensively from Dantes Inferno, takes us inside a black hole, a tunnel that narrows as it lengthens. At the bottom is the star that created it ... a hallucinatory journey -- Pippa Bailey * New Statesman * A mind-bending journey to the edge of reality from an accomplished storyteller ... Rovelli certainly does an excellent job of conveying the wonder and strangeness of the universe -- Manjit Kumar * Guardian * Carlo Rovelli is brilliant at making even dopey arts graduates understand physics before comprehension disappears into the black hole of ignorance. Now he turns to white holes. Apparently, where time and space end, the white hole is born (I think) * The Times * In Carlo Rovellis White Holes, the quantum physicist posits the mind-numbing notion that when they get very, very old, black holes which result when stars collapse on themselves by force of gravity turn into, well, white holes. Rovelli writes with equal gaiety and clarity. A splendid book -- John Banville * New Statesman, Best Books of the Year * We all know about black holes we've even seen a picture of one. But white holes? In his latest book, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli weaves a poetic spell to persuade us that these mysterious entities are real... an enjoyable and enlightening read... one of the clearest pictures I have encountered about the physics inside black holes... You probably wont ever fall into a black hole (or exit a white hole), but readin

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Carlo Rovelli is an internationally acclaimed writer whose books, including Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, The Order of Time and Helgoland, have been number one bestsellers around the world and translated into over forty languages. As a theoretical physicist, he has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time and he is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de physique thorique in Marseille, France.