Breakfast with Einstein

Breakfast with Einstein : The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

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Just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives, strange phenomena lurk. Exciting physics doesn't only show up in the Big Bang, or a black hole, or in the guts of giant particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider - it's all around us.

Beginning at sunrise, Chad Orzel embarks upon a fascinating tour of the exotic science that underlies each moment of our day. Did you know your alarm clock holds secrets about quantum mechanics? And that the GPS on your phone has a built-in correction for the effects of relativity? In Breakfast with Einstein, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, everything is possible and the day's end will find us dazzled.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 190g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Simultaneous Release
  • 1489464271
  • 9781489464279

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'By focusing on how quantum mechanisms guide the workings of his typical morning routine, Orzel cleverly brings those important principles close to home. A must-read for anyone fascinated with how the quantum revolution explains how things work.' -- Paul Halpern, author of The Quantum Labyrinth [On How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog] 'Elegantly approachable descriptions ... with a refreshing emphasis on recent research. Highly satisfying.' -- The Guardian
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About Chad Orzel

Chad Orzel received his BA in physics from Williams College, his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Maryland, and his postdoctorate from Yale University. He maintains a regular blog, Uncertain Principles, and is author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog. He is currently a professor at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He lives near campus with his wife, their daughter, and, of course, Emmy. Todd was born in southern Ohio and grew up in New York, Germany, Chicago, Brazil and Australia. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1983 and has worked extensively in film, television and theatre in Australia, America and the United Kingdom. He has made London his home for 20 years, and his work continues to take him all over the world.
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