The theoretical physicist and leading science communicator explains how physics can shed light on life's biggest quandaries
What is consciousness? Do we have free will? Is the universe compatible with God? Do we live in a computer simulation? Does the universe think?
Physicists are great at complicated research, but they are less good at telling us why it matters. In this entertaining and groundbreaking book, theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder breaks down why we should care. Drawing on the latest research in quantum mechanics, black holes, string theory and particle physics, Existential Physics explains what modern physics can tell us about the big questions.
Filled with counterintuitive insights and including interviews with other leading scientists, this clear and yet profound book will reshape your understanding of science and the limits of what we can know.
Sabine Hossenfelder is a Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, where she leads a group studying quantum gravity. She is a leading science communicator and has written for the New Scientist, the New York Times, Aeon, and others. Her YouTube Channel, 'Science Without the Gobbledygook' has over 300,000 subscribers.