Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xxi

Part I
Weight: The Expulsion of Time

1. Falling 3
2. The Disappearance of Time 12
3. A Game of Catch 25
4. Doing Physics in a Box 37
5. The Expulsion of Novelty and Surprise 46
6. Relativity and Timelessness 54
7. Quantum Cosmology and the End of Time 76

Part II
Light: Time Reborn

Interlude: Einstein’s Discontent 91
8. The Cosmological Fallacy 95
9. The Cosmological Challenge 103
10. Principles for a New Cosmology 114
11. The Evolution of Laws 123
12. Quantum Mechanics and the Liberation of the Atom 140
13. The Battle Between Relativity and the Quantum 154
14. Time Reborn from Relativity 164
15. The Emergence of Space 172
16. The Life and Death of the Universe 193
17. Time Reborn from Heat and Light 213
18. Infinite Space or Infinite Time? 227
19. The Future of Time 240

Epilogue: Thinking in Time 252
Notes 273
Bibliography 295
Acknowledgments 299
Index 304