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Dr Carlo Rovelli

Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist born in Verona, Italy, currently working at the Centre de Physique Théorique de Luminy (Center of Theoretical Physics of Luminy) at Aix-Marseille University, France.

Carlo’s last book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, tackled the evolution of physics with the introduction of Einstein’s discoveries in quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. It was so popular it sold over a million copies worldwide, and now he is back with another exciting book that brings the complicated concepts of time to the general population in an enjoyable fashion.

What was your motivation behind The Order of Time? Was it something you felt needed more attention after writing Seven Brief Lessons on Physics?

Seven Brief Lessons has been a huge success, with over a million copies sold. It was hard to decide to write again after that. One option was to do sort of the same thing, another physics book. But then I decided that it wasn’t what my readers wanted. They wanted something more sincere. So I went to what was – for me – the most fascinating problem in theoretical physics, which is the nature of time. I decided to focus on a single problem, and that problem has been the passion of my life to

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