Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Author Carlo Rovelli
Original title Sette brevi lezioni di fisica
Country Italy
Language Italian
Subject Physics
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Penguin Books (English edition)
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print, Digital
Pages 96 (English edition)
ISBN 9780241235966 (English hardcover edition)

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Italian: Sette brevi lezioni di fisica) is a short book by the Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli. Originally published in Italian in 2014, the book has been translated into 41 languages. More than a million copies have been sold, of which more than 400,000 in Italy.[1]


The book condenses the revelations of post-Newtonian physics – from Einstein's theory of relativity to quantum mechanics – into seven brief, accessible lessons.[2]


  1. ^ "Meet Carlo Rovelli, the scientist behind new cult book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics". Evening Standard. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2016. In his native Italy the book has outsold Fifty Shades of Grey, shifting more than 300,000 copies, and it is now being translated into 28 languages. 
  2. ^ "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics on Google Books". Google. Retrieved 24 July 2016.