The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality

The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality

by Paul Halpern

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541672987
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 81,216
Product dimensions: 13.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Paul Halpern is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and the author of fifteen popular science books, most recently Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat. He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction A Revolution in Time 1

Chapter 1 Wheeler's Watch 15

Chapter 2 The Only Particle in the Universe 43

Chapter 3 All the Roads Not to Paradise 81

Chapter 4 The Hidden Paths of Ghosts 113

Chapter 5 The Island and the Mountains: Mapping the Particle Landscape 133

Chapter 6 Life as an Amoeba in the Foamy Sea of Possibilities 167

Chapter 7 Time's Arrow and the Mysterious Mr. X 199

Chapter 8 Minds, Machines, and the Cosmos 229

Conclusion The Way of the Labyrinth 261

Epilogue Encounters with Wheeler 269

Acknowledgments 273

Notes 275

Further Reading 287

Index 291

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