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Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions (Paperback)Sabine Hossenfelder (author)
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Do we have free will? Is the universe compatible with God? Do we live in a computer simulation? Does the universe think?
Physicists are great at complicated research, but they are less good at telling us why it matters. In this entertaining and groundbreaking book, theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder breaks down why we should care. Drawing on the latest research in quantum mechanics, black holes, string theory and particle physics, Existential Physics explains what modern physics can tell us about the big questions.
Filled with counterintuitive insights and including interviews with other leading scientists, this clear and yet profound book will reshape your understanding of science and the limits of what we can know.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Hossenfelder is a unique writing talent and a unique science popularizer. You will come away from this book enriched, and will think about the world differently than you did before.It is hard not to enjoy the bold and easy spirit with which Hossenfelder begins her book... informative and engaging [Existential Physics] takes you on a thought provoking, tantalising and illuminating journey. It clearly delineates what physics can tell us about ourselves and the universe we inhabit, and thus what it cannot. Hossenfelder rightly believes that a better understanding of the limitations of science will benefit society. This comes across loud and clear in her book, which I found fun to read and really made me think about the scientific method and the big questions in life If I had six stars to give this book, I'd do it... Highly recommended'
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