In Search of Schrodinger's Cat Quantum Physics and Reality

ISBN-10: 0553342533

ISBN-13: 9780553342536

Edition: 1984

Authors: John Gribbin

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists. He also writes science fiction. In 1984, Gribbin published In Search of Schr�dinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality, the book that he is best known for, which continues to sell well even after years of publication. At the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists, the Association of British Science Writers presented Gribbin with their Lifetime Achievement award.

Prologue: Nothing Is Real
The Quantum
Waves or Particles?
Wave Theory Triumphant
Nineteenth-Century Atoms
Einstein's Atoms
X Rays
Inside the Atom
Light and Atoms
The Blackbody Clue
An Unwelcome Revolution
What Is h?
Einstein, Light, and Quanta
Bohr's Atom
Jumping Electrons
Hydrogen Explained
An Element of Chance: God's Dice
Atoms in Perspective
Chemistry Explained
Quantum Mechanics
Photons and Electrons
Particles of Light
Particle/Wave Duality
Electron Waves
A Break With the Past
Pauli and Exclusion
Where Next?
Matrices and Waves
Breakthrough in Heligoland
Quantum Math
Schrodinger's Theory
A Backward Step
Quantum Cookery
Cooking with Quanta
Inside the Nucleus
Lasers and Masers
The Mighty Micro
Life Itself
... And Beyond
Chance and Uncertainty
The Meaning of Uncertainty
The Copenhagen Interpretation
The Experiment With Two Holes
Collapsing Waves
Complementarity Rules
Paradoxes and Possibilities
The Clock in the Box
The "EPR Paradox"
Time Travel
Einstein's Time
Something for Nothing
Schrodinger's Cat
The Participatory Universe
The Proof of the Pudding
The Spin Paradox
The Polarization Puzzle
The Bell Test
The Proof
What Does It Mean?
Confirmation and Applications
Many Worlds
Who Observes the Observers?
Schrodinger's Cats
Beyond Science Fiction
Beyond Einstein?
A Second Look
Beyond Everett
Our Special Place
Epilogue: Unfinished Business
Twisted Space-Time
Broken Symmetry
Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?
Inflation and the Universe
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