Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli

In the summer of 1925, Werner Heisenberg outlined the theory of quantum mechanics on the tiny German island of Helgoland. In his newest book, Carlo Rovelli poetically intertwines the story of the origin of quantum theory with its interpretation and philosophical consequences. It is his best work yet and includes a very lucid presentation ofContinue reading “Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli”

Solaris – Book and Movie Review

Solaris is a science fiction book, written by Polish author StanisÅ‚aw Lem in 1961. It’s a scary and powerful depiction of the limits of human rationality. While, I don’t usually review fictional texts here, this book is fantastic and I just have to share it. In a way it is like Frank Herbert’s Dune, asContinue reading “Solaris – Book and Movie Review”

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Time is more than just an emotionless variable. It gives rise to the fear of death, memory and the flow of the universe. Carlo Rovelli depicts time from this human perspective in his 2017 book. We commonly view time as something absolute and uniform across the universe. The author shows that time is much moreContinue reading “The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli”

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!

I love the works of Richard Feynman, and I especially love biographies of famous scientist. But this one is surely the best one I have read so far. It shows the human, funny and artistic side to one of the most prominent physicists of all time. There are so many things to love about thisContinue reading “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Look Up by Sarah Cruddas

Look Up is a history of space exploration in the 20th century with a strong focus on the purpose of going to space. The second part of the book is solely devoted to giving examples of technologies brought upon by space endeavours and the environmental research conducted by satellites. The final section discusses private spaceContinue reading “Look Up by Sarah Cruddas”

Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll

We all know that quantum physics is wacky. Yet, our equations are able to make extremely precise predictions. The Higgs boson is a perfect example. We should be proud of that. Although, there is one major problem. Do we understand what quantum mechanics are fundamentally? This is the question that Carroll attempts to answer inContinue reading “Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll”