CARLO ROVELLI remembers the first time he glimpsed the beauty of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. He was an undergraduate lounging on a beach in southern Italy, leafing through a rodent-nibbled textbook. “Every so often I would raise my eyes from the book and look at the glittering sea: it seemed to me that I was actually seeing the curvature of space and time.”
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is lean, lucid and enchanting by Carlo Rovelli
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