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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
 

Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything from elemental particles to the behaviour of materials. Yet is has also been a troubled child, beset by controversy and raging disagreement over whi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241004487
Barcode 9780241004487
Published 16 April 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Smolin, Lee
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ISBN-13 9780241004487
ISBN-10 0241004489
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 16 April 2019
International Publication Date 9 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smolin, Lee
Category Popular Science
Relativity Physics
Quantum Physics (Quantum Mechanics)
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 560g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Quantum theory, Physics - Research
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 530.12
Catalogue Code 983582

Description of this Book

Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything from elemental particles to the behaviour of materials. Yet is has also been a troubled child, beset by controversy and raging disagreement over which formulation best describes our world. It has helped physicists agree that atoms and radiation behave differently to rocks and cats, but often not on much else. The simple reason quantum physics is unsolvable, Lee Smolin argues, is that the theory is incomplete. In this radical new theory of reality, he aims to go beyond quantum mechanics to find a description of the world that makes sense to everyone- an alternative theory, based on the one that nature uses. In doing so, he takes away the mystery and confusion, and presents the quantum world in a way that is accessible to all - specialist and non-specialist alike. Einstein's Unfinished Revolution is a fresh take on the big questions of our universe.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The best explanation yet of what has yet to be explained. -- George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made important contributions to the search for quantum gravity. Born in New York City, he was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University. Since 2001 he has been a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His books explore philosophical issues raised by contemporary physics and cosmology. They include Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity,The Trouble with Physics and Time Reborn. He lives in Toronto.

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