Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

by Paul Halpern

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ISBN-13: 9780465075713
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Paul Halpern is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and the author of thirteen popular science books, most recently Edge of the Universe. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. Halpern has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including "Future Quest," "Radio Times," several shows on the History Channel, and The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special. He has contributed opinion pieces for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and is also a regular contributor to NOVA's "The Nature of Reality" physics blog. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Allies and Adversaries

Chapter One. The Clockwork Universe

Chapter Two. The Crucible of Gravity

Chapter Three. Matter Waves and Quantum Jumps

Chapter Four. The Quest for Unification

Chapter Five. Spooky Connections and Zombie Cats

Chapter Six. Luck of the Irish

Chapter Seven. Physics by Public Relations

Chapter Eight. The Last Waltz: Einstein’s and Schrödinger’s Final Years

Conclusion: Beyond Einstein and Schrödinger: The Ongoing Search for Unity

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