Synchronicity by Paul Halpern audiobook

Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect

By Paul Halpern
Read by Jeff Hoyt

Basic Books, Public Affairs 9781541673632
10.57 Hours Unabridged
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From Aristotle's Physics to quantum teleportation, the scientific pursuit of instantaneous connections For millennia, scientists have puzzled over a simple question: Does the universe have a speed limit? If not, some effects could happen at the same instant as the actions that caused them -- and some effects, ludicrously, might even happen before their causes. By one hundred years ago, it seemed clear that the speed of light was the fastest possible speed. Causality was safe. And then quantum mechanics happened, introducing spooky connections that seemed to circumvent the law of cause and effect. Inspired by the new physics, psychologist Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli explored a concept called synchronicity, a weird phenomenon they thought could link events without causes. Synchronicity tells that sprawling tale of insight and creativity, and asks where these ideas -- some plain crazy, and others crazy powerful -- are taking the human story next.

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From Aristotle's Physics to quantum teleportation, the scientific pursuit of instantaneous connections

For millennia, scientists have puzzled over a simple question: Does the universe have a speed limit? If not, some effects could happen at the same instant as the actions that caused them -- and some effects, ludicrously, might even happen before their causes. By one hundred years ago, it seemed clear that the speed of light was the fastest possible speed. Causality was safe. And then quantum mechanics happened, introducing spooky connections that seemed to circumvent the law of cause and effect. Inspired by the new physics, psychologist Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli explored a concept called synchronicity, a weird phenomenon they thought could link events without causes. Synchronicity tells that sprawling tale of insight and creativity, and asks where these ideas -- some plain crazy, and others crazy powerful -- are taking the human story next.



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Editorial Reviews

“Synchronicity is a very informative and thought-provoking account of humankind’s efforts from antiquity to the present to understand the causal structure of the everyday world and, during the past century, to unite that understanding with the apparently acausal nature of the quantum world of atoms and particles. Paul Halpern writes with remarkable clarity and insight in a very accessible and engaging style.” David C. Cassidy, author of Beyond Uncertainty

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Author Bio: Paul Halpern PhD

Author Bio: Paul Halpern PhD

Paul Halpern, PhD, is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the author of fifteen popular science books, including Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat. He is the 2002 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, awarded for research that ultimately resulted in the book The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes, and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English