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When we cease to understand the world

Engels | 02-06-2021 | 192 pagina's


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Albert Einstein opens a letter sent to him from the Eastern Front of World War I. Inside, he finds the first exact solution to the equations of general relativity, unaware that it contains a monster that could destroy his life's work.

The great mathematician Alexander Grothendieck tunnels so deeply into abstraction that he tries to cut all ties with the world, terrified of the horror his discoveries might cause.

Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heisenberg battle over the soul of physics after creating two equivalent yet opposed versions of quantum mechanics. Their fight will tear the very fabric of reality, revealing a world stranger than they could have ever imagined.

Using extraordinary, epoch-defining moments from the history of science, Benjamín Labatut plunges us into exhilarating territory between fact and fiction, progress and destruction, genius and madness.


EAN :9781782276142
Uitgever :Faber and Faber
Vertaler : Adrian Nathan West
Publicatie datum :  02-06-2021
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
Taal :Engels
Hoogte :198 mm
Breedte :129 mm
Gewicht :190 gr
Status : Bestelbaar
Aantal pagina's :192
Keywords :  maatschappij en wetenschappen;ethiek;romans