Six Impossible Things by John Gribbin audiobook

Six Impossible Things: The Mystery of the Quantum World

By John Gribbin
Read by Matthew Waterson

Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684573547

  • ISBN: 9781684573547

Runtime: 2.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Quantum physics is strange. It tells us that a particle can be in two places at once. Indeed, that particle is also a wave, and everything in the quantum world can be described entirely in terms of waves, or entirely in terms of particles, whichever you prefer.

All of this was clear by the end of the 1920s. But to the great distress of many physicists, let alone ordinary mortals, nobody has ever been able to come up with a common sense explanation of what is going on. Physicists have sought "quanta of solace" in a variety of more or less convincing interpretations. Popular science master John Gribbin takes us on a delightfully mind-bending tour through the "big six," from the Copenhagen interpretation via the pilot wave and many worlds approaches.

All of them are crazy, and some are more crazy than others, but in this world crazy does not necessarily mean wrong, and being more crazy does not necessarily mean more wrong.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 2.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English