A modern classic, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new ...
tivity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children. In another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped by a bell jar.Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has inspired playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters all over the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence.
Imagine different worlds, where time flows differently. The author offers us a glimpse of such worlds, one per chapter.Some chapters sound utterly ridiculous (and unscientific, at least to me). Some are real eye-openers.I could totally see myselfImagine different worlds, where time flows differently. The author offers us a glimpse of such worlds, one per chapter. Some chapters sound utterly ridiculous (and unscientific, at least to me). Some are real eye-openers. I could totally see myself living in the world where people wait to live their life until they receive glimpses of the future (I think I may actually originally come from there). And I would like to move to the world where the passage of time brings increasing order. Now, that is a universe that makes sense....Continua Nascondi