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Books : reviews

Sean M. Carroll.
From Eternity to Here: the quest for the ultimate theory of time.
Oneworld. 2010

Sean M. Carroll.
The Particle at the End of the Universe: the hunt for the Higgs and the discovery of a new world.
Oneworld. 2012

Sean M. Carroll.
The Big Picture: on the origins of life, meaning and the universe itself.
Oneworld. 2016

Where are we? Who are we?
Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams hold any significance out there in the void?
Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview?

Acclaimed award-winning author Sean Carroll brings his extraordinary intellect to bear on the realms of knowledge, the laws of nature and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all. In a dazzlingly unique presentation, Carroll takes us through the scientific revolution’s avalanche of discoveries, from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself. Delving into the way the world works at the quantum, cosmic and human levels, he reveals how human values relate to scientific reality.

An extraordinary synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought, The Big Picture is Carroll’s quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, from Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan to Daniel Dennett and E. O. Wilson, this book shows that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.

Sean M. Carroll.
Something Deeply Hidden: quantum worlds and the emergence of spacetime.
Oneworld. 2019

Quantum physics is not mystifying

The implications are mind-bending, and not yet fully understood, but this revolutionary theory is truly illuminating. It stands as the best explanation of the fundamental nature of our world.

Spanning the history of quantum discoveries, from Einstein and Bohr to the present day, Something Deeply Hidden is the essential guide to the most intriguing subject in science. Acclaimed physicist and writer Sean Carroll debunks the myths, resurrects and reinstates the Many-Worlds interpretation, and presents a new path towards solving the apparent conflict between quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of general relativity. In doing so, he fills a gap in the science that has existed for almost a century.

A magisterial tour, Something Deeply Hidden encompasses the cosmological and everyday implications of quantum reality and multiple universes. And – finally – it all makes sense.