Something Deeply Hidden

Pages: 368
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: c.50 integrated greyscale illustrations

Something Deeply Hidden

Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

Sean Carroll

The great genius of modern physics explains why quantum physics makes perfect sense
9781786076335 (12 Sep 2019)
RRP £20.00

The Book

Quantum physics is not mystifying. Its implications may be mind-bending, and not yet fully understood, but the theory is illuminating. It is the best explanation of reality we have. And no, God does not play dice with the universe.

Spanning the history of quantum discoveries, from Einstein and Bohr to the present day, this is the essential guide to the most intriguing subject in science. Carroll debunks the myths that have grown up around quantum physics, resurrects and reinstates the Many-Worlds Interpretation, and presents a new path to solving the apparent conflict between quantum mechanics and gravity. A magisterial tour, Something Deeply Hidden encompasses the cosmological and everyday implications of quantum reality. And, finally, it all makes sense.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 368
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations c.50 integrated greyscale illustrations


About the Author

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. In addition to the Royal Society Winton Prize, he has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics. He lives in Los Angeles. Follow him @seanmcarroll and read his blog at


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