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Quantum lyrics : poems

Author: A Van Jordan
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This ambitious collection explores the intersection of the infinite world of physics with the perplexities of the human condition. Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, Jordan re-creates the lives of Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and comic book superheroes--the Green Lantern, the Atom--and also reveals himself in poems of recollection and loss." --
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Van Jordan
ISBN: 9780393333121 0393333124
OCLC Number: 227016610
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 116 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The flash reverses time --
Richard P. Feynman lecture : intro to symmetry --
The first law of motion --
Black light --
Orientation : Wittenberg University, 1983 --
"Que sera sera" --
Remembrance --
The green lantern unlocks the secrets of black body theory --Thought experiment #1 E = MC² --
My dear, naughty little sweetheart, --
Einstein defining special relativity --
Collaboration : Mileva and Albert --
Einstein : Switzerland --
Dearest Dollie, --
Mileva --
Einstein : Berlin's Philharmonic Hall --
Elsa --
Mr. W.E. Burghardt du Bois --
Einstein ruminates of relativity --
Society page review of City Lights --
Einstein on world government --
Odessa staircase --
Triumph of the Will --
Einstein : Princeton University, garden path --
Erwin Schrödinger --
Anti-lynching bill --
Paul Robeson --
Princeton cafeteria --
Marian Anderson --
Einstein doing the math --
Thought experiment #2 : toward a unified theory --
The Atom --
The superposition of the Atom --
The Atom and Hawkman discuss metaphysics --
The uncertainty of the Atom --
The Atom discovers string theory --
Fractals --
The structure of scientific revolutions --
Sculpting the head of Miles Davis --
Richard P. Feynman lecture : broken symmetries --
R & B.
Responsibility: A. Van Jordan.

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"Fearless hybridization.... Jordan creates spaces where physics and poetry, comic books and jazz, memory and loss, come together."-American Prospect  Read more...

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