The Cosmic Code : Quantum Physics As the Language of Nature
The universe is a message written in a code, a cosmic code, asserts the author of this investigation into the ultimate structure of matter. The understanding of this code, through the science of quantum physics, has led to profound and startling discoveries that radically challenge our assumptions about the nature of reality. The author also wrote "Perfect Symmetry".
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 132.08 x 198.12 x 10.16mm | 181.44g
- 24 Feb 1994
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- bibliography, index
Table of contents
Acknowledgements Foreword Part I THE ROAD TO QUANTUM REALITY 1 The Last Classical Physicist 2 Inventing General Relativity 3 The First Quantum Physicists 4 Heisenberg on Helgoland 5 Uncertainty and Complementarity 6 Randomness 7 The Invisible Hand 8 Statistical Mechanics 9 Making Waves 10 Schrodinger's Cat 11 A Quantum Mechanical Fairy Tale 12 Bell's Inequality 13 The Reality Marketplace. Part II THE VOYAGE INTO MATTER 1 The Matter Microscopes 2 Beginning the Voyage: Molecules, Atoms, and Nuclei 3 The Riddle of the Hadrons 4 Quarks 5 Leptons 6 Gluons 7 Fields, Particles, and Reality 8 Being and Nothingness. 9 Identity and Difference 10 The Gauge Field Theory Revolution 11 Proton Decay 12 The Quantum and the Cosmos. Part III THE COSMIC CODE 1 Laying Down the Law 2 The Cosmic Code. Bibliography Index.