Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

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By (author) Manjit Kumar

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  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 33mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 9 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0393339882
  • ISBN 13: 9780393339888
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 202,543

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Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren t shocked by quantum theory, you didn t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory book takes a close look at the golden age of physics, the brilliant young minds at its core and how an idea ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.

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A necessary, mesmerizing and meticulous volume.--Sam Coale