What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest For The Meaning Of Quantum Physics

September 3, 2019|
What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest For The Meaning Of Quantum Physics by Adam Becker
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"A thorough, illuminating exploration of the most consequential controversy raging in modern science." --New York Times Book Review
Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity''s finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr''s solipsistic and poorly reasoned Copenhagen interpretation. Indeed, questioning it has long meant professional ruin, yet some daring physicists, such as John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett, persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics.What Is Real?is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth.
"An excellent, accessible account." --Wall Street Journal
"Splendid. . . . Deeply detailed research, accompanied by charming anecdotes about the scientists." --Washington Post
Adam Beckeris a science writer with a PhD in astrophysics. He has written for theNew York Times, the BBC, NPR,Scientific American,New Scientist, and other publications. He is a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley''s Office for History of Science and Technology. He lives in California.
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Title:What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest For The Meaning Of Quantum Physics
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5.45 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 X 5.45 X 1.2 in
Published:September 3, 2019
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781541698970

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