free spatio-temporal encounter with physicist carlo rovelli - central london
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free spatio-temporal encounter with physicist carlo rovelli - central london

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Found 24th AprEdited by:"seb"
only if you've got world enough and time, of course.
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Meet best-selling author and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli as he stops by to sign copies of his brand new book The Order Of Time.

From the author of modern classics in popular science Reality is Not What it Seems and Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,

Rovelli’s latest book brings together science, philosophy and art to unravel one of the greatest mysteries: time. Enlightening, consoling and mind-expanding,

The Order of Time explores our place in the vast universe, showing that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves.

This rare UK appearance is your chance to meet a true genius and get your book signed – just reserve your place free or pre-order a copy of The Order of Time through Eventbrite below to collect on the day.

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road

foyles.co.uk/Pub…619

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spatio-temporal just means something occurs in both space and time. Literally every encounter you have had and will ever have with someone is spatio-temporal.
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So memories are made of spatiotemporal patterns like those on message boards. eg: nice find @seb
Wtf is this???
Voted hot just to pretend that I have a clue in what this is about!
I second this. Voted hot because it’s free... whatever it is!
gcmarcal11 m ago

Voted hot just to pretend that I have a clue in what this is about!

Can I use a controller ?
conn8514 m ago

Wtf is this???


Space tinder I think.
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spatio-temporal just means something occurs in both space and time. Literally every encounter you have had and will ever have with someone is spatio-temporal.
gcmarcal1 h, 16 m ago

Voted hot just to pretend that I have a clue in what this is about!


I've done the opposite
can he look into the future and tell I'm not coming?
Low-res background textures. Pass.
Cold not 1080p. Or at least I don't think it is?
I fancy a spatio-temporal encounter with a busty blonde behind the bike sheds. Only those with poor vision and low standards may apply.
WTF????
Jim's dad?

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Edited by: "win26" 24th Apr
The guy is very funny and explains physics in an entertaining way (his been on Infinite Monkey Cage a few times ) . Has a great story about how he was dropped as Scientific adviser to Maggie Thtachers goverment due to mentioning Inflation (no he was not a fan !)
uni7 h, 48 m ago

can he look into the future and tell I'm not coming?


As what happens in future time in this universe is already predetermined your apparent "decision" is irrelevant. What you do in another is anyone's guess.🙃
Is it Xbox One X enhanced?
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radio interview with carlo - 2nd hour of programme - afternoon edition - bbc 5live.

bbc.co.uk/pro…dtm
Read Seven Brief Lessons last year, great little read.
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carlo on `start the week` - bbc radio 4 :

bbc.co.uk/pro…z7l
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carlo on `start the week` - bbc radio 4.

abridged version of programme broadcast tonight at 21.30 hours.

The Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli delves into the meaning of time. He tells Andrew Marr how we live in a timeless world but have evolved to perceive time's flow.

The astrophysicist Carole Mundell is interested in the extragalactic. Her studies of the universe beyond our Milky Way help expand knowledge of cosmic black holes and explain powerful explosions in space.


Space travel is the new frontier, but exactly 250 years ago the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth seeking to test the limits of scientific understanding. An exhibition at the British Library, curated by Laura Walker, tells the story of Captain Cook's world-changing voyages and their studies into the skies, seas and lands beyond our shores.

And the marine biologist Helen Scales is more interested in exploring the world beneath the oceans. Her latest book marvels at the wonders of fish, from centuries-old giants to tiny restless travellers moving in shoals across our globe.

Producer: Katy Hickman

Carlo Rovelli is an author and theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time.

He is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de Physique Théorique in France

The Order of Time (Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre) is published by Allen Lane.

bbc.co.uk/pro…z7l
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another physicist on bbc radio 4 today.
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Tej Lalvani on Richard Feynman Great Lives

Richard Feynman was a physicist who helped design the atomic bomb and won the Nobel Prize.

He is the great life choice of businessman Tej Lalvani CEO of his family business Vitabiotics and the newest Dragon on the BBC show Dragon's Den.

Feynman was also regarded as something of an eccentric and a free spirit who had a passion for playing the bongos.

Helping to make the case for this great life Tej is joined by the expert witness David Berman, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London.


The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.

bbc.co.uk/pro…wgl
Edited by: "seb" 1st May
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Carlo Rovelli on why time is not what it seemsThe Life Scientific

Carlo Rovelli first became interested in the nature of time when he took LSD as a young man. Later he became curious about the world of the almost absurdly small, where time has no meaning and space is grainy.


He took seven years to complete his undergraduate degree, having spent a lot of time protesting against the political establishment, falling in love and travelling. An extended hippy trip across north America was, he says, perhaps the most useful time of his life. All this rebelling taught him the value of seeing the world in a different way and the benefits of challenging the status quo. In the end he concluded it was easier, and more meaningful, to challenge Einstein's understanding of time, than it was to overthrow the government.

He's a theoretical physicist who became a household name when his book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics became an unexpected international bestseller. His concise, and poetic, introduction to the laws and beauty of physics has sold more than a million copies.

He's also a pioneer of one of the most exciting and profound ideas in modern physics, called loop quantum gravity.
Early in his research career, he rejected more mainstream approaches to unifying physics (string theory for example) in favour of trying to understand the quantum nature of gravity.

No one in Italy was working on this when he started to think about it in the early 1980s, and his PhD thesis was effectively unsupervised. The quantum world he studies is a billion trillion times smaller than the smallest atomic nucleus. When understood at this absurdly tiny scale, the world is 'a frenzied swarming of quanta that appear and disappear'. It makes no sense to talk about time as we understand it, or even things.

The world is made up of a network of interacting events, 'kisses not stones', that are linked together by loops. And the evidence that's needed to prove the theory of loop quantum gravity will be found by studying the white holes that emerge when a black hole dies.

Producer: Anna Buckley.

bbc.co.uk/pro…1cw
Edited by: "seb" 10th May
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