Synopses & Reviews
From the bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, the story of a group of scientists who set out to finish what Einstein started
Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them? Albert Einstein's work suggested it was possible, but it was too bizarre, and too contrary to how we then understood space and time, for him to prove. No one could. Until now.
Entanglement tells the astounding story of the scientists who set out to complete Einstein's work. With accesible language and a highly entertaining tone, Amir Aczel shows us a world where the improbable-from unbreakable codes to teleportation-becomes possible.
Review
[Entanglement is] perhaps the best lay description of the evolution and current state of quantum physics available today. (Focus)
Synopsis
Can two particles become inextricably linked, so that a change in one is instantly reflected in its counterpart, even if a universe separates them? Albert Einstein's work suggested it was possible, but it was too bizarre, and too contrary to how we then understood space and time, for him to prove. No one could. Until now.
Entanglement tells the astounding story of the scientists who set out to complete Einstein's work. With accesible language and a highly entertaining tone, Amir Aczel shows us a world where the improbable—from unbreakable codes to teleportation—becomes possible.
Synopsis
"Entanglement" tells the astounding story of the scientists who set out to complete Einstein's work. With accessible language and a highly entertaining tone, Aczel shows a world where the improbable--from unbreakable codes to teleportation--becomes possible.
About the Author
Amir D. Aczel, Ph.D., is the author of 17 books on mathematics and science, some of which have been international bestsellers. Aczel has taught mathematics, statistics, and history of science at various universities, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard in 2005-2007. In 2004, Aczel was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the recipient of several teaching awards, and a grant from the American Institute of Physics to support the writing of two of his books. Aczel is currently a research fellow in the history of science at Boston University. The photo shows Amir D. Aczel inside the CMS detector of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the international laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, while there to research his new book, "Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider"--which is about the search for the mysterious Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," dark matter, dark energy, the mystery of antimatter, Supersymmetry, and hidden dimensions of spacetime.
Table of Contents
Entanglement Preface
1. A Mysterious Force of Harmony
2. Before the Beginning
3. Thomas Young's Experiment
4. Planck's Constant
5. The Copenhagen School
6. De Broglie's Pilot Waves
7. Schrodinger and His Equation
8. Heisenberg's Microscope
9. Wheeler's Cat
10. The Hungarian Mathematician
11. Enter Einstein
12. Bohm and Aharanov
13. John Bell's Theorem
14. The Dream of Clauser, Horne, and Shimony
15. Alain Aspect
16. Laser Guns
17. Triple Entanglement
18. The Ten-Kilometer Experiment
19. Teleportation: "Beam Me Up, Scotty"
20. Quantum Magic: What Does It All Mean?
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index