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"A fictional examination of the lives of real-life scientists and thinkers whose discoveries resulted in moral consequences beyond their imagining. When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger: these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Labatut's book thrusts the reader, showing us how they grappled with the most profound questions of existence. They have strokes of unparalleled genius, alienate friends and lovers, descend into isolation and insanity. Some of their discoveries reshape human life to the better; others pave the way to chaos and unimaginable suffering. The lines are never clear. At a breakneck pace and with a wealth of disturbing detail, Benjamin Labatut uses the imaginative resources of fiction to tell the stories of scientists and mathematicians who expanded our notions of the possible"--
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subject_facetLabatut, Benjamín, -- 1980- -- Translations into English
Scientists -- Fiction
Short stories
title_displayWhen we cease to understand the world
title_fullWhen We Cease to Understand the World
When we cease to understand the world / Benjamín Labatut ; translated from Spanish by Adrian Nathan West
When we cease to understand the world [electronic resource] / Benjamin Labatut ; translator, Adrian Nathan West
title_shortWhen we cease to understand the world
topic_facetFiction
Historical Fiction
Labatut, Benjamín
Literature
Scientists