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Kumar, Manjit
Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality / Manjit Kumar
Alternate Title Einstein, Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality
1st American ed
New York : W.W. Norton, 2010, c2008
book jacket
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Subject Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Subject(s) Quantum theory -- History -- Popular works
Physicists -- History
Physical Description xvi, 448 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.. ports. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-438) and index
Contents The quantum. The reluctant revolutionary -- The patent slave -- The golden Dane -- The quantum atom -- When Einstein met Bohr -- The prince of duality -- Boy physics. Spin doctors -- The quantum magician -- "A late erotic outburst" -- Uncertainty in Copenhagen -- Titans clash over reality. Solvay 1927 -- Einstein forgets relativity -- Quantum reality -- Does God play dice? For whom Bell's theorem tolls -- The quantum demon -- Timeline -- Glossary
Summary Describes the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science as the author discusses quantum theory -- "an idea that ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century."

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