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EAN:  9780241454695
Publicatiedatum:   15-04-2021
Formaat:  Hardback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal bladzijden:  208

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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.

    EAN: 9780241454695
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    Uitgever: Penguin Group-Penguin Group
    Publicatiedatum:   15-04-2021
    Formaat: Hardback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 140 mm
    Breedte: 220 mm
    Gewicht: 325 gr
    Voorraad: Beschikbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 208