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The quantum ten : a story of passion, tragedy, ambition and science

Author: Sheilla Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The seeds of the problem of unifying the classical and quantum worlds were sewn 80 years ago when a dramatic revolution in physics reached a climax at the 1927 Solvay conference in Brussels. The story of the rush to formalize quantum physics is that of the work of just a handful of men fired by ambition, conflicts and personal agendas.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheilla Jones
ISBN: 9780195369090 0195369092
OCLC Number: 179802892
Description: 323 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The regression of science --
The quantum showdown --
The birth of the quantum --
A place to belong --
Building a foundation --
The cost of compromise --
Taking a new path --
Only what the eye can see --
The emergence of the boys' club --
The Göttingen gospel --
A meeting of minds --
Shock waves --
Drawing the battle lines --
Dark night of the scientific soul --
Solvay prelude --
Coming undone --
Picking up the pieces --
Quantum confusion.
Responsibility: Sheilla Jones.
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The seeds of the problem of unifying the classical and quantum worlds were sewn 80 years ago when a dramatic revolution in physics reached a climax at the 1927 Solvay conference in Brussels. The story of the rush to formalize quantum physics is that of the work of just a handful of men fired by ambition, conflicts and personal agendas.

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