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BOOK OF THE MONTH
FEAR OF LIONS
Amita Kanekar
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Quantum
Jim Al-Khalili

Classification : Sciences
Pub Date : Oct 25, 2012
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781780223957
Price : 799

About the book

Quantum mechanics underpins modern science and provides us with a blueprint for reality itself. And yet it has been said that if you're not shocked by it, you don't understand it. But is quantum physics really so unknowable? Is reality really so strange? And just how can cats be half-alive and half-dead at the same time?


Our journey into the quantum begins with nature's own conjuring trick, in which we discover that atoms -- contrary to the rules of everyday experience -- can exist in two locations at once. To understand this we travel back to the dawn of the twentieth century and witness the birth of quantum theory, which over the next one hundred years was to overthrow so many of our deeply held notions about the nature of our universe. Scientists and philosophers have been left grappling with its implications every since.


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Al-Khalili succeeds in making the quantum world understandable. Well, almost
     
Jim Al-Khalili
Jim Al-Khalili OBE is an Iraqi-born British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the...(+)
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