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

Author: David Kaiser
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1970s, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the 'Fundamental Fysiks Group, ' they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics, studying quantum entanglement in terms of Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading. As David Kaiser reveals, these unlikely heroes spun modern physics in a new direction,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kaiser
ISBN: 9780393342314 039334231X
OCLC Number: 798627393
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 2012"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxvi, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: "Shut up and calculate" --
"Spooky actions at a distance" --
Entanglements --
From [psi] to Psi --
New patrons, new forums --
Spreading (and selling) the word --
Zen and the art of textbook publishing --
Fringe?! --
From FLASH to quantum encryption --
The roads from Berkeley --
Ideas and institutions in the quantum revival.
Other Titles: Science, counterculture, and the quantum revival
Responsibility: David Kaiser.

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Kaiser reveals the surprising story of a group of eccentric young scientists who stood up to convention--and changed the face of modern physics.  Read more...

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"...likeable history of an idiosyncratic recent period in science..." Independent on Sunday "...Kaiser highlights the group's key role in keeping some major research themes alive." BBC Focus Read more...

 
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