SCHRODINGER''S KITTENS AND THE SEARCH FOR REALITY

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Accessible exploration of one of the most exciting areas of scientific inquiry - the nature of light. Following on from his bestseller, SCHRODINGER'S CAT, John Gribbin presents the recent dramatic improvements in experimental techniques that have enabled physicists to formulate and test new theories about the nature of light. He describes these theories not in terms of hard-to-imagine entities like spinning subnuclear particles, but in terms of the fate of two small cats, separated at a tender age and carried to opposite ends of the universe. In this way Gribbin introduces the reader to such new developments as quantum cryptography, through which unbreakable codes can be made, and goes on to possible future developments such as the idea that the 'entanglement' of quantum particles could be a way to build a STAR TREK style teleportation machine.



  • EAN

    9781857994025

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    261 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.7 cm

  • Poids

    224 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

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John Gribbin

JOHN GRIBBIN est docteur en astrophysique et enseigne à Cambridge. Qualifié par le journal The Spectator de « Plus grand vulgarisateur de notre époque », il est l'auteur d'une centaine de livres de vulgarisation scientifique, dont notamment Le chat de Schrödinger : Physique quantique et réalité (Flammarion, 2009).

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