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Quantum legacies : dispatches from an uncertain world David Kaiser ; with a foreword by Alan Lightman.

Author/Creator:
Kaiser, David, author.
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Quantum theory.
Physics -- History.
Physics.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Physicists have grappled with quantum theory for over a century. They have learned to wring precise answers from the theory's governing equations, and no experiment to date has found compelling evidence to contradict it. Even so, the conceptual apparatus remains stubbornly, famously bizarre. Physicists have tackled these conceptual uncertainties while navigating still larger ones: the rise of fascism, cataclysmic world wars and a new nuclear age, an unsteady Cold War stand-off and its unexpected end. Quantum Legacies introduces readers to physics' still-unfolding quest by treating iconic moments of discovery and debate among well-known figures like Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, and Stephen Hawking, and many others whose contributions have indelibly shaped our understanding of nature"-- Provided by publisher.
"Physicists have grappled with quantum theory for over a century. They have learned to wring precise answers from the theory's governing equations, and no experiment to date has found compelling evidence to contradict it. Even so, the conceptual apparatus remains stubbornly, famously bizarre. Physicists have tackled these conceptual uncertainties while navigating still larger ones: the rise of fascism, cataclysmic world wars and a new nuclear age, an unsteady Cold War stand-off and its unexpected end. Quantum Legacies introduces readers to physics' still-unfolding quest by treating iconic moments of discovery and debate among well-known figures like Albert Einstein, Erwin Schr�odinger, and Stephen Hawking, and many others whose contributions have indelibly shaped our understanding of nature"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lightman, Alan P., 1948- writer of foreword.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780226698052
022669805X
9780226698199
OCLC:
1117316863
Publisher Number:
99984213526
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