What is the meaning of time? Is there such a thing as the present? How can we reconcile our intuitions on the subject with the scientific overturnings of the 20th century? Who better to examine these questions than Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons in Physics, Reality is Not What It Seems, and most recently, The Order of Time (Allen Lane). Dubbed ‘the poet of modern physics’ by John Banville, Rovelli's work combines expert knowledge with charm, wisdom and consolation.
Carlo Rovelli was in conversation with Pedro Ferreira, author of The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity (Abacus).