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R2609108 530.12 ROVE
Adult Non Fiction   Bermagui . Available .  
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ISBN 9780241454695
Shelf Location 530.12
Author Rovelli, Carlo
Title Helgoland.
Production/Publication data [London] : London, UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Allen Lane, 2021. 2021.
Physical Description 256 p. ; 20 cm.
Carrier Type volume
General Notes Originally published in Italian in 2020.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note One of the our most celebrated thinkers and the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli has entranced millions of readers with his singular perspective on the cosmos. In Helgoland, he examines the enduring enigma of quantum theory. In June 1925, twenty-three-year-old Werner Heisenberg, suffering from hay fever, retreated to a treeless, wind-battered island in the North Sea called Helgoland. It was there that he came up with the key insight behind quantum mechanics. A century later, this theory has given us modern technology and nuclear energy but remains disconcerting, enigmatic and fiercely debated. Helgoland is the story of quantum physics and its bright young founders who were to become some of the most famous Nobel winners. It is a celebration of youthful rebellion and intellectual revolution. It is a transformative journey. Here Carlo Rovelli, a master storyteller and influential scientist, illuminates competing interpretations and offers his own original theory: the 'relational' interpretation of quantum mechanics, where the world is fundamentally made of relations and events rather than permanent substances. Where we, as every other thing around us, exist in our interactions with one another, in a never-ending game of mirrors. A riveting voyage, full of wonder and delight, Helgoland revolutionizes our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
Subject Quantum theory
Quantum field theory
Discoveries in science
Added Entry -- Personal Name Segre, Erica, translator
Carnell, Simon, translator
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