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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 3 edition (Aug. 8 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465094546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465094547
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 2.7 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
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"Lee [Smolin] is a brilliant, original thinker."―Roger Penrose

"[Smolin] argues lucidly and effectively that physicists should pause to reevaluate exactly what they mean when they use the words 'space' and 'time.' This is a deeply philosophical work."―New York Times Books Review

"A mix of science, philosophy, and science fiction, [this] is at once entertaining, thought-provoking, fabulously ambitious, and fabulously speculative."―New York Times

"This is real twenty-first century science."―Allen Lane, Independent

About the Author

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has been since 2001 a founding and senior faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Royal Society of Canada, Smolin was awarded the 2009 Klopsteg Memorial Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers and in 2008 was voted 21st on a list of the 100 most influential public intellectuals by Prospect and Foreign Policy Magazines. He is again on that list in 2015. This year Marina Cortes and he were also awarded the Inaugural Buchalter Cosmology Prize. He is the author of more than 150 scientific papers and numerous essays and writings for the public on science, as well as four books.

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