Quantum Leaps


      Quantum Leaps
In 1953, reflecting on early ventures in quantum theory, J Robert Oppenheimer spoke of terror and exaltation, of history happening in a realm so remote from common experience that it was unlikely to be known to any poet or historian Yet now, anyone can Google quantum theory and find than 34 million entries from poets and historians, certainly, as well as film critics and Buddhist monks How and how pervasively quantum mechanics has entered the general culture is the subject of this book, an engaging, eclectic, and thought provoking look at the curious, boundlessly fertile intersection of scientific thought and everyday life.Including recollections of encounters with the theory and the people responsible for it, Jeremy Bernstein s account ranges from the cross pollination of quantum mechanics with Marxist ideology and Christian and Buddhist mysticism to its influence on theater, film, and fiction Along the way, Bernstein focuses on those such as Niels Bohr, the Dalai Lama, W H Auden, and Tom Stoppard who have made quantum physics who have argued over it, pondered it, or taken literary inspiration from it, and who have misunderstood, misconstrued, or misapplied it One person in particular supplies a narrative thread John Bell, a notable yet underappreciated physicist who did groundbreaking research in quantum physics In Bell s story, Bernstein provides a uniquely readable account of what physicists call the measurement problem Quantum Leaps is a lively, erudite book on a subject that Bernstein has lived with for most of its history His experience and deep understanding are apparent on every page. Free Read Quantum Leaps author Jeremy Bernstein For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tbjewellers.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Quantum Leaps
  • Jeremy Bernstein
  • English
  • 21 June 2018
  • 0674035410

10 thoughts on “ Quantum Leaps

  1. says:

    This was the most boring book I ve read in a long time, although, to be fair, I don t think I m the target audience I am a reader who is very curious about physics, but never studied it because my high school experiences with math and chemistry suggested it would be a painful course for me As an adult, I like to read books about science to try to gain some kind of understanding of how things work, and I tend to favor books like Bill Bryson s A Brief History of Everything, or just about This was the most boring book I ve read in a long time, although, to be fair, I don t think I m the target a...

  2. says:

    This book sounded so great when I first picked it up Not quite I m afraid Here s the idea To show how some famous people have incorporated quantum theory He includes the Dalai Lama, W H Auden, Tom Stoppard, and Lawrence Durrell He does a lot of name dropping, as in so and so is my friend or how he spent dinner with someone I mean he does that a lot The Dalai Lam and Karl Popper talked about Popper s theory of falsifiability No number of confirmations suffices to prove a theory, but This book sounded so great when I first picked it up Not quite I m afraid Here s the idea To show how some famous people have incorporated quantum theory He includes the Dalai Lama, W H Auden, Tom Stoppard, and Lawrence Durrell He does a lot of name dropping, as in so and so is my friend or how he spent dinner with someone I mean he does that a lot The Dalai Lam and Karl Popper talked about Popper s theory of falsifiability No number of confirmations suffices to prove a theory, but it takes only one failed prediction to disprove it The...

  3. says:

    There are a lot of problems with this book that I m not going to discuss and instead just remark upon how funny it is to me that something published by Harvard University Press can have this many typos Walk your talk, my dudes

  4. says:

    Good exploration of physics and philosophy, especially of the measurement theorem Some chapters are too meandering and seem to get lost.

  5. says:

    The purpose of this book is not so clear It seems to be somewhat a history of 20th century quantum physics interwoven in a less than evident and interesting way with various cultural phenomena e.g., W.H.Auden, the Dalai Lama, theater productions communist ideology , combined in an autobiographical way with the author s personal connection to much of this While there are a few interesting pieces of information here and there for instance, we learn that Oppenheimer wrote that Einstein is The purpose of this book is not so clear It seems to be somewhat a history of 20th century quantum physics interwoven in a less than evident and interesting way with various cultural phenomena e.g., W.H.Auden, the Dalai Lama, theater productions communist ideology , combined in an autobiographical way with the author s personal connection to much of this While there are a few interesting pieces of information here and there for instance, we learn that Oppenheimer wrote that Einstein is completely cuckoo , much of the description of quantum physics the author does discuss is not readily understandable, despite what the book cover says The author is critical of the attempt of Zukav and Capra to tie quantum theory to Eastern religious thought The quote he uses from Zukav draws a parallel between the perpetual motion at the subatomic level and the perpetual change the dance of annihilation and creation that is highlighted...

  6. says:

    Como todos los libros del autor, es un tanto diferente Un libro con este t tulo dar a para hablar de f sica cu ntica de forma amena, pero este autor, como comento, siempre hace que sus libros sean diferentes.En este caso, dir a que de lo que trata es de c mo diferentes personas, relevantes seg n su criterio, han reaccionado ante la f sica cu ntica Y da la casualidad que el autor conoci de forma personal a personajes como Niels Bohr, David Bohm, Bell, Einstein, el Dalai Lama, etc Y por ello Como todos los libros del autor, es un tanto diferente Un libro con este ...

  7. says:

    I fell asleep in the middle of chapter three.which was half way through this little collection of rambling recollections of Professor Bernstein s life and times, particularly but not exclusively in the context of quantum mechanic...

  8. says:

    Bernstein doesn t explain quantum physics in this book rather, he shows how quantum physics has mattered to, for example, great clergymen, poets, Buddhists, and Marxists of the 20th century After the first 30 pages, it s not quite as interesting as I want it to be, but I am patient.

  9. says:

    Some interesting things John Bell talked to the Dalai Lama , Duchamp gave up art to play chess But, he never actually explains Bell s inequality

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