Does time exist? It is an awfully big question. And perhaps one you have never thought to ask yourself. Carlo Rovelli’s ‘The Order of Time’ presents a poetic and enlightening account of the nature of time, and its implications for modern physics and beyond. I offer a warning to those of you prone to existential crises; this one may be your greatest yet.

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As a physicist, it can be hard for me to enjoy science fiction. This isn’t because I have a deep running hatred of Spock, or the teddy-bear aesthetic of the Ewoks gives me the heebie-jeebies. It is because I know that whilst the universe is wild, it has limitations. Just adding the word “quantum” in Continue reading “”

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