Six Impossible Things by John Gribbin audiobook

Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World

By John Gribbin
Read by Matthew Waterson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $24.99
    Available on 10/08/2019

    ISBN: 9781684573547

Quantum physics is strange. It tells us that a particle can be in two places at once. Indeed, that particle is also a wave, and everything in the quantum world can be described entirely in terms of waves, or entirely in terms of particles, whichever you prefer. All of this was clear by the end of the 1920s. But to the great distress of many physicists, let alone ordinary mortals, nobody has ever been able to come up with a common sense explanation of what is going on. Physicists have sought "quanta of solace" in a variety of more or less convincing interpretations. Popular science master John Gribbin takes us on a delightfully mind-bending tour through the "big six," from the Copenhagen interpretation via the pilot wave and many worlds approaches. All of them are crazy, and some are more crazy than others, but in this world crazy does not necessarily mean wrong, and being more crazy does not necessarily mean more wrong.

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Quantum physics is strange. It tells us that a particle can be in two places at once. Indeed, that particle is also a wave, and everything in the quantum world can be described entirely in terms of waves, or entirely in terms of particles, whichever you prefer.

All of this was clear by the end of the 1920s. But to the great distress of many physicists, let alone ordinary mortals, nobody has ever been able to come up with a common sense explanation of what is going on. Physicists have sought "quanta of solace" in a variety of more or less convincing interpretations. Popular science master John Gribbin takes us on a delightfully mind-bending tour through the "big six," from the Copenhagen interpretation via the pilot wave and many worlds approaches.

All of them are crazy, and some are more crazy than others, but in this world crazy does not necessarily mean wrong, and being more crazy does not necessarily mean more wrong.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English