TEHRAN – Italian theoretical physicist and writer Carlo Rovelli’s book “The Order of Time” has been published by Fatemi publishing house in Tehran
Translated by Mohammad-Ali Jafari, the book was originally published in 2017.
It is a concise and elegant exploration of the time of the bestselling author of “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics”, “Reality Is Not What It Seems” and “Helgoland”.
Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to “flow”? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyrical and accessible prose, Rovelli invites us to ponder questions about the nature of time that continue to intrigue physicists and philosophers.
For most readers, this is uncharted territory. We all know about time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We see it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks.
Rovelli demolishes these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where, at the most fundamental level, time disappears.
It explains how quantum gravity theory attempts to understand and make sense of the extreme landscape resulting from this timeless world.
Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, it suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood from the structure of our brain and our emotions than from the physical universe.
Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” so appealing, “The Order of Time” offers a deeply intelligent, culturally rich, and novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.
Photo: A combination photo shows Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli and the cover of the Persian edition of his book ‘The Order of Time’.