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Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

by John Gribbin

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PUBLISHED: 14th March 2013
ISBN: 9780552777599
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In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrodinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trademark accessible style and popular touch, he explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.
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  • Paperback
    $25.59
PUBLISHED: 14th March 2013
ISBN: 9780552777599
ANNOTATION:
In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrodinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trademark accessible style and popular touch, he explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.

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In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrodinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trademark accessible style and popular touch, he explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.

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Erwin Schr dinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics. Schr dinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. By the time he was starting university in 1906, Einstein had already published his revolutionary papers on relativity. Now the baton of scientific progress was being passed to a new generation- Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Niels Bohr, and of course, Schr dinger himself. In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schr dinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trade mark accessible style and popular touch explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.

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'The master of popular science writing' Sunday Times Erwin Schrdinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics. Schrdinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. By the time he started university in 1906, Einstein had already published his revolutionary papers on relativity. Now the baton of scientific progress was being passed to a new generation: Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Niels Bohr, and of course, Schrdinger himself. In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrdinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trademark accessible style and popular touch, he explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science. 'Gribbin is an established master in the game of demystifiying quantum mechanics' Jim Al-Khalili

Author Biography

John Gribbin gained a PhD from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge (then under the leadership of Fred Hoyle) before working as a science journalist for Nature and later New Scientist. He is the author of a number of bestselling popular science books, including In Search of Schr dinger's Cat, In Search of the Multiverse, Science- A History and The Universe- A Biography. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex and in 2000 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Review

"A fascinating tale of scientific endeavour ... Gribbin expertly elucidates the relationships and discoveries that shaped Schrodinger's thoughts, including his lengthy correspondence with Albert Einstein, which led to the famous cat-in-the-box thought experiment ... Anyone wishing to dip their feet in the muddy waters of quantum physics will enjoy this scientific soap opera. But it should be required reading for those eager to understand how the process of scientific discovery really works" New Scientist "Gribbin is an established master in the game of demystifying quantum mechanics" Jim Al-Khalili "The master of popular science writing" Sunday Times

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"A fascinating tale of scientific endeavour . . . Gribbin expertly elucidates the relationships and discoveries that shaped Schrodinger's thoughts, including his lengthy correspondence with Albert Einstein, which led to the famous cat-in-the-box thought experiment . . . Anyone wishing to dip their feet in the muddy waters of quantum physics will enjoy this scientific soap opera. But it should be required reading for those eager to understand how the process of scientific discovery really works"

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A fascinating and colourful biography of the father of quantum mechanics, by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schr dinger's Cat.

Product Details

Author
John Gribbin
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0552777595
ISBN-13
9780552777599
Media
Book
Pages
400
Publisher
Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
Series
Black Swan
Language
English
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2013-03-14
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade