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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution : The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum - Lee Smolin

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Hardcover Published: 16th April 2019
ISBN: 9780241004487
Number Of Pages: 352

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Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything from elemental particles to the behaviour of materials. Yet is has also been a troubled child, beset by controversy and raging disagreement over which formulation best describes our world. It has helped physicists agree that atoms and radiation behave differently to rocks and cats, but often not on much else. The simple reason quantum physics is unsolvable, Lee Smolin argues, is that the theory is incomplete.

In this radical new theory of reality, he aims to go beyond quantum mechanics to find a description of the world that makes sense to everyone- an alternative theory, based on the one that nature uses. In doing so, he takes away the mystery and confusion, and presents the quantum world in a way that is accessible to all - specialist and non-specialist alike. Einstein's Unfinished Revolution is a fresh take on the big questions of our universe.

About the Author

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made important contributions to the search for quantum gravity. Born in New York City, he was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University. Since 2001 he has been a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His books explore philosophical issues raised by contemporary physics and cosmology. They include Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity,The Trouble with Physics and Time Reborn.

He lives in Toronto.

Industry Reviews

A masterful exposition on the state of quantum physics ... spellbinding * Financial Times *
Quantum mechanics is perhaps the most successful theory ever formulated. The only problem with it, argues Lee Smolin, is that it is wrong. He attempts to examine other options for a theory of the atomic world ... a fount of provocative ideas ... lucid, upbeat and, finally, optimistic * Nature *
An inventive and provocative thinker, as well as an engaging writer ... lucid, searingly honest, impassioned, inspiring * Physics World *
Full of extraordinary ideas ... a new theory of everything ... Smolin's promised solution, when it comes, is just comprehensible enough for us to see that it's beautiful * The Times *
A superb and sweeping book ... masterful
As the latest entry into the conversation, Smolin's book feels the most immediate and personal. Here is no detached narrator, but an active participant in the fray who perceives the debate over the nature of reality in personal terms. . . While the way forward remains elusive, Smolin and others who seek to illuminate how physics got to where it is today are at least making the quest for answers a bit less costly * Globe and Mail *
Smolin is an extremely creative thinker who has been a leader in theoretical physics for many years. He is also a gifted writer who manages to translate his own insights about how science works into engaging language and compelling stories . . . Smolin's description of how quantum mechanics works is both elegant and accessible * NPR *
The best explanation yet of what has yet to be explained. -- George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral

ISBN: 9780241004487
ISBN-10: 0241004489
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 16th April 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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