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Title:
Through two doors at once : the elegant experiment that captures the enigma of our quantum reality
Author:
Ananthaswamy, Anil, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"It's the story of quantum mechanics told through the lens of the 'double-slit' experiment, showing how light passing through two slits cut into a cardboard sheet first challenged our understanding of light and the nature of reality almost two hundred years ago--and continues to do so"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: The story of nature taunting us -- The case of the experiment with two holes : Richard Feynman explains the central mystery -- What does it mean "to be"? : the road to reality, from Copenhagen to Brussels -- Between reality and perception : doing the double slit, one photon at a time -- From sacred texts : revelations about spooky action at a distance -- To erase or not to erase : mountaintop experiments take us to the edge -- Bohmian rhapsody : obvious ontology evolving the obvious way -- Gravity kills the quantum cat? : the case for adding spacetime into the mix -- Healing an ugly scar : the many worlds medicine -- Epilogue: Ways of looking at the same thing?
ISBN:
9781101986097
Format :
Book

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