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The age of entanglement : when quantum physics was reborn, Louisa Gilder

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The age of entanglement : when quantum physics was reborn
Title
The age of entanglement
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when quantum physics was reborn
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Louisa Gilder
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eng
Summary
An exploration of the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles--one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics. In 1935, Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation, which he dubbed "spooky action at a distance." That same year, Erwin Schrödinger christened this correlation "entanglement." Yet its existence wasn't firmly established until 1964, in a groundbreaking paper by Irish physicist John Bell. What happened during those years and since to refine the understanding of this phenomenon is the story told here. Drawing on papers, letters, and memoirs, author Gilder humanizes and dramatizes the story by employing their own words in imagined face-to-face dialogues. We see Bohr and Einstein clashing, and Heisenberg and Pauli deciding which mysteries to pursue. We see Schrödinger and Louis de Broglie pave the way for Bell, whose work is here given a long-overdue revisiting. And we see Richard Feynman challenging his contemporaries to make something of this entanglement.--From publisher description
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A study of one of the fundamental concept of quantum physics examines the strange correlation between two separated particles, entitled "entanglement" by physicist John Bell, drawing on the work of leading physicists to explain the phenomenon
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New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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291769
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Gilder, Louisa
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.12
LC item number
.G528 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Quantum theory
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adult
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when quantum physics was reborn
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The age of entanglement : when quantum physics was reborn, Louisa Gilder
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-416) and index
Control code
ocn213765737
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 443 p.
Isbn
9781400044177
Lccn
2008011796
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ill.
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(OCoLC)213765737
Label
The age of entanglement : when quantum physics was reborn, Louisa Gilder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-416) and index
Control code
ocn213765737
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 443 p.
Isbn
9781400044177
Lccn
2008011796
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)213765737

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