Helgoland

Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli is a rare find, a book about the history of science that is an exhilarating read and teaches the uninformed something about a complex science.

In 1925 Werner Heisenberg has retreated to Helgoland, an island in the North Sea, there he formulates the basis of quantum physics. Helgoland describes the contributions of the numerous young scientists and their interactions and disputes which changed our understanding of matter and energy and underpins much of modern physics and philosophy.

This is a great read although I did find myself losing the thread as the science becomes more abstract towards the end.

3.5/5

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