The Hidden Reality
Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Paperback ISBN: 0307278123
Discusses recent discoveries in physics and cosmology to explore a range of multiverse proposals, and examines how the knowledge that some aspects of reality may lie beyond human comprehension might affect scientific progress.
The Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us
Hardcover ISBN: 163388239x
"A lucid introduction to the basics of quantum physics for the lay reader, showing how much the scientific understanding of reality has changed in the last century and how important this science is to technology, the economy, and modern life"--
The Quantum Universe
And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does
Paperback ISBN: 0306821443
The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the universe? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And how - for all its apparently counter-intuitive ideas - can we be sure that the theory is good? The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has lead to some woolly pronouncements on the nature of all interconnectedness - but Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw reveal the simple and understandable theories that allow for concrete, yet astonishing, predictions about the world around us. From entangled twins to the incredible double-slit experiment, The Quantum Universe will give every reader the most up-to-date picture of that amazing subatomic world, where thousands of years of physics must be rewritten completely.
Through Two Doors at Once
The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
Paperback ISBN: 1101986107
One of Smithsonian's Favorite Books of 2018 One of Forbes's 2018 Best Books About Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics One of Kirkus's Best Books of 2018 The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later. Many of science's greatest minds have grappled with the simple yet elusive "double-slit" experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing so opposed Isaac Newton. Nearly a century later, Albert Einstein showed that light comes in quanta, or particles, and the experiment became key to a fierce debate between Einstein and Niels Bohr over the nature of reality. Richard Feynman held that the double slit embodies the central mystery of the quantum world. Decade after decade, hypothesis after hypothesis, scientists have returned to this ingenious experiment to help them answer deeper and deeper questions about the fabric of the universe. How can a single particle behave both like a particle and a wave? Does a particle exist before we look at it, or does the very act of looking create reality? Are there hidden aspects to reality missing from the orthodox view of quantum physics? Is there a place where the quantum world ends and the familiar classical world of our daily lives begins, and if so, can we find it? And if there's no such place, then does the universe split into two each time a particle goes through the double slit? With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world and through history, down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. Through Two Doors at Once is the most fantastic voyage you can take.
The Self-Aware Universe
How Consciousness Creates the Material World
Paperback ISBN: 0874777984
Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.
Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality
Paperback ISBN: 1416516778
A scientific exploration of the causes of psychic phenomena describes the beliefs of Albert Einstein and top researchers to explain how human minds are interconnected much in the same way that objects in the universe are connected through space and time. By the author of The Conscious Universe. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Black Hole War
My Battle With Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
Paperback ISBN: 0316016411
The theoretical physicist author of The Cosmic Landscape traces his three-decade debate with Stephen Hawking over the fate of objects that pass into black holes, a clash that reflected his perspectives on string theory, quantum mechanics, and gravity. Reprint.
Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality
Solving the Quantum Mysteries
Paperback ISBN: 0316328197
An intriguing tour of the mysteries of modern physics describes how dramatic improvements in experimental techniques and new theories have transformed the quantum universe over the last decade--from mind-bending paradoxes to intriguing sidelights. Reprint. PW.
The Quantum Age
How the Physics of the Very Small Has Transformed Our Lives
Paperback ISBN: 1848318464
The stone age, the iron age, and the steam and electrical ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the Quantum Age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small. Quantum physics account for 30 percent of American GDP and are at the heart of every electronic device; every smartphone and laser we use. Acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg brings his trademark clarity and enthusiasm to a book that will give the world around you a new sense of wonder.