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How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revival

Author: David Kaiser
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes how a quirky band of misfit science students at Berkeley in the 1970s altered the course of modern physics while studying quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading while lounging in hot tubs and dabbling with LSD. Today, quantum information theory is among the most exciting scientific frontiers, attracting billions of dollars in funding and thousands of talented researchers. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kaiser
ISBN: 9780393076363 0393076369
OCLC Number: 668194856
Description: xxvi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Shut up and calculate" --
"Spooky actions at a distance" --
Entanglements --
From psi (Greek letter) to Psi --
New patrons, new forums --
Spreading (and selling) the word --
Zen and the art of textbook publishing --
Fringe?! --
From F L A S H to quantum encryption --
The roads from Berkeley --
Ideas and institutions in the quantum revival.
Responsibility: David Kaiser.
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Named one of the Top Physics Books of 2012 by Physics World The surprising story of eccentric young scientists who stood up to convention-and changed the face of modern physics.  Read more...

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