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The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn

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In The Age of Entanglement, Louisa Gilder brings to life one of the pivotal debates in twentieth century physics. In 1935, Albert Einstein famously showed that, according to the quantum theory, separated particles could act as if intimately connected-a phenomenon which he derisively described as “spooky action at a distance.” In that same year, Erwin Schrödinger christened this correlation “entanglement.” Yet its existence was mostly ignored until 1964, when the Irish physicist John Bell demonstrated just how strange this entanglement really was. Drawing on the papers, letters, and memoirs of the twentieth centurys greatest physicists, Gilder both humanizes and dramatizes the story by employing the scientists own words in imagined face-to-face dialogues. The result is a richly illuminating exploration of one of the most exciting concepts of quantum physics.

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Louisa Gilder was born in Tyringham, Massachusetts, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2000. This is her first book.

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James P Briers, March 20, 2012 (view all comments by James P Briers)
Excellent explanation of the conflict between Einstein and Bohr on the details and implications of quantum mechanics. The disagreement between these two giants of Physics was profound and has not yet been totally resolved. The book is full of interesting and divergent personalities. Very good read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095261
Author:
Gilder, Louisa
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
History
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x.92 in. .95 lbs.

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