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Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution

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Διαθέσιμο από: 03/2021

The new book from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time

One idea, more than any other, has transformed our understanding of the fabric of the universe:
the quantum. Now Carlo Rovelli illuminates its mysteries.

In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, retreated to a treeless, wind-battered island in the North Sea called Helgoland. It was there that he came up with the key insight behind quantum mechanics. A century later, this theory has given us modern technology and nuclear energy but remains disconcerting, enigmatic and fiercely debated.

Helgoland is the story of quantum physics and its bright young founders who were to become some of the most famous Nobel winners. It is a celebration of youthful rebellion and intellectual revolution. It is a transformative journey. Here Carlo Rovelli, a master storyteller and influential scientist, illuminates competing interpretations and offers his own original theory: the 'relational' interpretation of quantum mechanics, where the world is fundamentally made of relations and events rather than permanent substances. Where we, as every other thing around us, exist in our interactions with one another, in a never-ending game of mirrors.

A riveting voyage, full of wonder and delight, Helgoland revolutionizes our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

Συγγραφέας: Rovelli Carlo
Εκδότης: ALLEN LANE
Σελίδες: 208
ISBN: 9780241454695
Εξώφυλλο: Σκληρό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2021

Carlo Rovelli is a theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to the physics of space and time. He has worked in Italy and the US, and is currently directing the quantum gravity research group of the Centre de physique théorique in Marseille, France. His books Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems and The Order of Time are international bestsellers which have been translated into forty-one languages.

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