The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 27, 2011 - Science - 272 pages

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 world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?

The bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe has led to some very woolly pronouncements on the nature of all interconnectedness. Here, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science, and reveal the profound theories that allow for concrete, yet astonishing, predictions about the world.

This is our most up-to-date picture of reality.

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User Review  - sometimeunderwater - LibraryThing

A huge mess. The main problem here is that the authors do not seem to know who their audience is. Sometimes they offer the type of 101 explanation you might give to a child. For instance, tediously ... Read full review

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User Review  - amarcobio - LibraryThing

Good read. I enjoyed it. It explains quantum mechanics in a nice and simpke way. The authors use a model based on clocks to explain uncertainty and other quantum phenomena. The idea is neat, but I found it sometimes hard to follow. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Brian Cox (Author)
Brian Cox is a Professor of Particle Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. He is also a popular presenter on TV and radio.

Jeff Forshaw (Author)
Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, specializing in the physics of elementary particles. He was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal in 1999 for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics.

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