What is time? What does it mean for time to “flow”? We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it is. In his book, The Order of Time
(Riverhead Books, 2018), Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. In lyric prose he tears down many of our assumptions about time revealing a universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. Rovelli, a theoretical physicist, provides insights into complex notions such as general relativity, quantum mechanics, cosmology and thermodynamics in concise and comprehensible language. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective and is better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. The Order of Time
offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, readable appreciation of the mysteries of time. Join us!