Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

Manjit Kumar


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Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009.

Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves.

 In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written account of this fundamental scientific revolution. But his centrepiece is the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. A close look at the golden age of physics, the brilliant young minds at its centre-and how an idea ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.

Language English
ISBN-10 978-93-80143-10-1
No of pages 372
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Book Publisher Hachette
Published Date 03 Jul 2009

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