How the Hippies Saved Physics

How the Hippies Saved Physics

Kaiser, David

Editorial Norton
Fecha de edición julio 2012

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780393342314
400 páginas
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-Meticulously researched and unapologetically romantic, How the Hippies Saved Physics makes the history of science fun again.--Science

In the 1970s, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the -Fundamental Fysiks Group,- they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics, studying quantum entanglement in terms of Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading. As David Kaiser reveals, these unlikely heroes spun modern physics in a new direction, forcing mainstream physicists to pay attention to the strange but exciting underpinnings of quantum theory.

-It rare to find quantum physics mentioned in the same breath with sex, drugs and rock -n- roll. . . . I heartily enjoyed How the Hippies Saved Physics.--Wall Street Journal

-It is hard to write a book about quantum mechanics that is at once intellectually serious and a page-turner. But David Kaiser succeeds. . . . Illuminating.--Nature

-[Kaiser] does an admirable job of making the very concepts of quantum mechanics palpable.--Christian Science Monitor

-An entertaining tale.--Philadelphia Inquirer

David Kaiser is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society and the Department of Physics. He lives near Boston.




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