Helgoland: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Helgoland: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 25/03/2021

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In Helgoland, one of the greatest communicators of modern theoretical physics celebrates the rebellious spirit of the early quantum physicists and presents his own fascinating theory of how our world fundamentally exists through relations and events.

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One idea, more than any other, has transformed our understanding of the fabric of the universe: the quantum.

Now Carlo Rovelli illuminates its mysteries.

In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, retreated to a treeless, wind-battered island in the North Sea called Helgoland. It was there that he came up with the key insight behind quantum mechanics. A century later, this theory has given us modern technology and nuclear energy but remains disconcerting, enigmatic and fiercely debated.

Helgoland is the story of quantum physics and its bright young founders who were to become some of the most famous Nobel winners. It is a celebration of youthful rebellion and intellectual revolution. It is a transformative journey. Here Carlo Rovelli, a master storyteller and influential scientist, illuminates competing interpretations and offers his own original theory: the 'relational' interpretation of quantum mechanics, where the world is fundamentally made of relations and events rather than permanent substances. Where we, as every other thing around us, exist in our interactions with one another, in a never-ending game of mirrors.

A riveting voyage, full of wonder and delight, Helgoland revolutionizes our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 2928377053581
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm

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“Another tour de force by Rovelli”

I am a wannabe physicist. All my life I’ve been in awe of those people who have a natural aptitude for it. I studied physics at school but I was always hopelessly inadequate and knew that my strengths lay elsewhere.... More

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“Helgoland - A great discovery”

Ah, what a gem of a book on such a fantastic topic - Quantum Physics! Carlo Rovelli really did a fantastic job on writing this.

Helgoland opens with a fantastic walk through quantum history, explaining the important... More

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“‘It is always from others we learn, from those different from ourselves.’”

The premise is romantic: a genius contemplating the universe on a windswept island. On Helgoland, Werner Heisenberg started to construct the theory of quanta. The book is not about Helgoland, nor much about... More

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