Seven short physics lessons
Author: Carlo Rovelli
There are frontiers of knowledge where our desire to know burns: they are in the most minute depths of the fabric of space, in the origins of the cosmos, in the nature of time, in the destination of black holes. Here, in contact with the ocean of what we don't know, beauty and mystery leave us breathless. These 'lessons' outline a quick overview of the revolution that took place in twentieth-century physics and ongoing research, discussing, with admirable transparency, Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, architecture of the cosmos, elementary particles, the quantum gravity, the probability and heat of black holes, the nature of time and more.