Beyond Weird

Beyond Weird Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Quantum Physics Is ... Different

Paperback (31 Jan 2019) | English

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Synopsis

PHYSICS WORLD 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR

'A clear and deeply researched account of what's known about the quantum laws of nature, and how to think about what they might really mean' Nature


'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' Richard Feynman wrote this in 1965 - the year he was awarded the Nobel prize in physics for his work on quantum mechanics. Over the past decade, the enigma of quantum mechanics has come into sharper focus. We now realise that quantum mechanics is less about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than a theory about information: about what can be known and how.

The quantum world isn't a different world: it is our world, and if anything deserves to be called 'weird', it's us. This exhilarating book is about what quantum maths really means - and what it doesn't mean.

'Gorgeously lucid…takes us to the edge of contemporary theorizing about the foundations of quantum mechanics… Easily the best book I've read on the subject' Washington Post

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Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784706081
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 530.12
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 377
Weight: 310g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm