The Resource What is real? : the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics, Adam Becker, (electronic resource)

What is real? : the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics, Adam Becker, (electronic resource)

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What is real? : the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics
Title
What is real?
Title remainder
the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics
Statement of responsibility
Adam Becker
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Quantum mechanics is humanity's finest scientific achievement. It explains why the sun shines and how your eyes can see. It's the theory behind the LEDs in your phone and the nuclear hearts of space probes. Every physicist agrees quantum physics is spectacularly successful. But ask them what quantum physics means, and the result will be a brawl. At stake is the nature of the Universe itself. What does it mean for something to be real? What is the role of consciousness in the Universe? And do quantum rules apply to very small objects like electrons and protons, but not us? In What is Real?, Adam Becker brings to vivid life the brave researchers whose quest for the truth led them to challenge Bohr: David Bohm, who picked up Einstein's mantle and sought to make quantum mechanics deterministic, all while being hounded by the forces of McCarthyism; Hugh Everett, who argued that everything, big and small, must be governed by the same rules; and John Bell, who went to great lengths to eradicate the power of the god-like observer from the core of quantum physics. And they paid dearly, their reputations, careers, and sometimes lives ruined completely. But history has been kinder to them than their contemporaries were. As Becker shows, the brave intellectual giants have inspired a growing army of physicists and philosophers intent both on making a philosophically more satisfying theory of the universe and a more useful one as well. A gripping story of some of humanity's greatest ideas and the high cost with which many have pursued them, What is Real? is intellectual history at its passionate best"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Adam
Dewey number
530.12/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.98
LC item number
.B43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum theory
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Quantum theory
Label
What is real? : the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics, Adam Becker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=3337013
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • Street Brawl
  • 43
  • 4
  • Copenhagen in Manhattan
  • 61
  • Part II
  • Quantum Dissidents
  • 5
  • Physics in Exile
  • Part I
  • 89
  • 6
  • It Came from Another World!
  • 117
  • 7
  • Most Profound Discovery of Science
  • 141
  • 8
  • More Things in Heaven and Earth
  • 163
  • A Tranquilizing Philosophy
  • Part III
  • Great Enterprise
  • 9
  • Reality Underground
  • 193
  • 10
  • Quantum Spring
  • 219
  • 11
  • Copenhagen Versus the Universe
  • 1
  • 243
  • 12
  • Outrageous Fortune
  • 267
  • Measure of All Things
  • 13
  • 2
  • Something Rotten in the Eigenstate of Denmark
  • 21
Control code
on1019836715
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465096060
Lccn
2017059314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
10811D4F-C203-47ED-B3CD-2A35EB62DC33
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1019836715
  • (OCoLC)1019836715
Label
What is real? : the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics, Adam Becker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=3337013
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • Street Brawl
  • 43
  • 4
  • Copenhagen in Manhattan
  • 61
  • Part II
  • Quantum Dissidents
  • 5
  • Physics in Exile
  • Part I
  • 89
  • 6
  • It Came from Another World!
  • 117
  • 7
  • Most Profound Discovery of Science
  • 141
  • 8
  • More Things in Heaven and Earth
  • 163
  • A Tranquilizing Philosophy
  • Part III
  • Great Enterprise
  • 9
  • Reality Underground
  • 193
  • 10
  • Quantum Spring
  • 219
  • 11
  • Copenhagen Versus the Universe
  • 1
  • 243
  • 12
  • Outrageous Fortune
  • 267
  • Measure of All Things
  • 13
  • 2
  • Something Rotten in the Eigenstate of Denmark
  • 21
Control code
on1019836715
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465096060
Lccn
2017059314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
10811D4F-C203-47ED-B3CD-2A35EB62DC33
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1019836715
  • (OCoLC)1019836715

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