The Quantum Moment
How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love UncertaintyAudiobook CD - 2014
Do we live in one of many parallel worlds, with near-identical versions of ourselves spread across the multiverse? Is a "quantum leap" unthinkably massive or subatomically small? The language and the imagery of quantum mechanics are ubiquitous, yet the science--and its journey into everyday language--still confounds us. In The Quantum Moment, Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber tell how a controversial idea from an obscure branch of optics grew in complexity and authority, eventually dominating the scientific community and commanding the attention of the culture at large. Recounting fiery disputes between such figures as Einstein, Schrödinger, and Pauli, the authors trace popular images--time travel, parallel worlds, random behavior--back to their scientific roots and uncover modern manifestations in everything from architecture and sculpture to the prose of John Updike. The Quantum Moment combines an exhilarating history of the quantum with shrewd insight into our experience of the everyday.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone Audio, Inc.,, 
Copyright Date: ℗2014
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO 530.12 Crease 12/2014
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.) :,digital, CD audio ;,4 3/4 in. digital, optical, stereo, rda audio file, CD audio, rda