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The Resource Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics, Paul Halpern, PhD

Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics, Paul Halpern, PhD

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Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics
Title
Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat
Title remainder
how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics
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Paul Halpern, PhD
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
When the fuzzy indeterminacy of quantum mechanics overthrew the orderly world of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were at the forefront of the revolution. Neither man was ever satisfied with the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, however, and both rebelled against what they considered the most preposterous aspect of quantum mechanics: its randomness. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger constructed his famous fable of a cat that was neither alive nor dead not to explain quantum mechanics but to highlight the apparent absurdity of a theory gone wrong. But these two giants did more than just criticize: they fought back, seeking a Theory of Everything that would make the universe seem sensible again. In Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat, physicist Paul Halpern tells the little-known story of how Einstein and Schrödinger searched, first as collaborators and then as competitors, for a theory that transcended quantum weirdness. This story of their questwhich ultimately failedprovides readers with new insights into the history of physics and the lives and work of two scientists whose obsessions drove its progress. Today, much of modern physics remains focused on the search for a Theory of Everything. As Halpern explains, the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson makes the Standard Modelthe closest thing we have to a unified theory nearly complete. And while Einstein and Schrödinger failed in their attempt to explain everything in the cosmos through pure geometry, the development of string theory has, in its own quantum way, brought this idea back into vogue. As in so many things, even when they were wrong, Einstein and Schrödinger couldn't help but get a great deal right
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Halpern, Paul
Dewey number
530.13/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.17.C45
LC item number
H35 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Einstein, Albert
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Quantum chaos
  • Quantum theory
  • Physics
  • Unified field theories
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Physics
  • Quantum chaos
  • Quantum theory
  • Unified field theories
  • Quantentheorie
  • Interpretation
  • Determinismus
  • Einheitliche Feldtheorie
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Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics, Paul Halpern, PhD
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Allies and adversaries -- The clockwork universe -- The crucible of gravity -- Matter waves and quantum jumps -- The quest for unification -- Spooky connections and zombie cats -- Luck of the Irish -- Physics by public relations -- The last waltz : Einstein's and Schrödinger's final years -- Beyond Einstein and Schrödinger : the ongoing search for unity
Control code
907678278
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465040650
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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b3bb579f-ca13-4b12-ba47-c4c356a88811
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remote
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(OCoLC)907678278
Label
Einstein's dice and Schrödinger's cat : how two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics, Paul Halpern, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Allies and adversaries -- The clockwork universe -- The crucible of gravity -- Matter waves and quantum jumps -- The quest for unification -- Spooky connections and zombie cats -- Luck of the Irish -- Physics by public relations -- The last waltz : Einstein's and Schrödinger's final years -- Beyond Einstein and Schrödinger : the ongoing search for unity
Control code
907678278
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465040650
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b3bb579f-ca13-4b12-ba47-c4c356a88811
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907678278

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