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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
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Lee Smolin
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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Lee Smolin


9780241004487

Allen Lane


Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science;
Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory);
Relativity physics


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352 pages

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Quantum physics has been, ever since its inception, the golden child of science. It is the basis of our understanding of everything from elemental particles to the behaviour of materials. Yet is has also been a troubled child, beset by controversy and raging disagreement over which formulation best describes our world. It has helped physicists agree that atoms and radiation behave differently to rocks and cats, but often not on much else. The simple reason quantum physics is unsolvable, Lee Smolin argues, is that the theory is incomplete.

In this radical new theory of reality, he aims to go beyond quantum mechanics to find a description of the world that makes sense to everyone- an alternative theory, based on the one that nature uses. In doing so, he takes away the mystery and confusion, and presents the quantum world in a way that is accessible to all - specialist and non-specialist alike. Einstein's Unfinished Revolution is a fresh take on the big questions of our universe.

By:   Lee Smolin
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9780241004487
ISBN 10:   0241004489
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made important contributions to the search for quantum gravity. Born in New York City, he was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University. Since 2001 he has been a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His books explore philosophical issues raised by contemporary physics and cosmology. They include Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity,The Trouble with Physics and Time Reborn. He lives in Toronto.


The best explanation yet of what has yet to be explained. -- George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral

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