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Oxford University Press
02 August 2020
In this book, Henry Bar, physicist and the first quantum superhero, guides the reader through the amazing quantum world. His hair-raising adventures in his perilous struggle for quantum coherence are graphically depicted by comics and thoroughly explained to the lay reader. Behind each adventure lies a key concept in quantum physics. These concepts range from the basic quantum coherence and entanglement through tunnelling and the recently discovered quantum decoherence control, to the principles of the emerging technologies of quantum communication and computing. The Quantum Matrix presents an entertaining, popular, yet comprehensive picture of quantum physics. It can be read as a light-hearted illustrated tale, a philosophical treatise, or a textbook. Either way, the book lets the reader delve deeply into the wondrous quantum world from diverse perspectives and obtain glimpses into the quantum technologies that are about to reshape our lives. This book offers the reader an enjoyable and rewarding voyage through the quantum world.
By:   Gershon Kurizki (Professor and the G. W. Dunne Chair in Quantum Optics Professor and the G. W. Dunne Chair in Quantum Optics Weizmann Institute of Science), Goren Gordon (Head of Curiosity Lab, Head of Curiosity Lab, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 161mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   604g
ISBN:   9780198787464
ISBN 10:   0198787464
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   02 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part I: Basic Concepts 1: What is Quantumness? 2: What is a Quantum Superposition? 3: What is Quantum Interference? 4: What are Quantum Measurements? 5: What is Quantum Uncertainty? 6: What is Time-Energy Uncertainty? Part II: Quantum Entanglement and Open Quantum Systems 7: What is Quantum Entanglement? 8: Entanglement, Decoherence and Which-Path Information. 9: What is the Environment of Quantum Systems? 10: Can Quantum Measurements Prevent Change? 11: Can Quantum Measurements Control Temperature? 12: Can Dephasing be Controlled? Part III: Quantum Complex Systems and Technologies 13: What is Quantum Tunneling? 14: What is Quantum Teleportation? 15: The Dawn of Quantum Information

Gershon Kurizki is Professor and the G. W. Dunne Chair in Quantum Optics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. He won the W.E. Lamb Medal in Laser Science and Quantum Optics (USA) in 2008 and the Humboldt-Meitner Award (Germany) in 2009 for his discovery of the anti-Zeno effect and his pioneering contributions to the theory of quantum measurements and decoherence control in open quantum systems. His research encompasses quantum optics, quantum thermodynamics, laser physics, quantum measurement and information theory. A Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society and the UK Institute of Physics, he has coauthored more than 300 scientific publications. He writes philosophical essays and poetry, often published in literary periodicals. Goren Gordon is Head of the Curiosity Lab, Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He holds six academic degrees: a BA, MSc and PhD in Quantum Physics, a BMSc, MBA and another PhD in Neurobiology. He did his postdoctoral studies in Robotics at MIT. Gordon develops models and assessment tools for curiosity as well as curious social robots that autonomously learn about their environment. His educational activities include the development of computer games that teach quantum physics. He gives popular lectures on quantum physics, the brain and inter-disciplinary thinking. Etzion Goel works as a professional illustrator for TV, web and printed media and as a teacher of digital and classical illustration. He graduated with a B.D in illustration from the Shenkar College of Engineering Design & Art, Israel, 2005, and subsequently studied classical art techniques in the Accademia del Giglio, in Florence, Italy.

Reviews for The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

The book doesn't stop at presenting what has been studied and what is upheld at present, it also creatively imagines what could possibly be the future of quantum mechanics. Although the authors embed quantum mechanics concepts into each chapter, The Quantum Matrix alienates neither expert nor beginner [ . . . and inspires] a vast wonder for what was, is and could be * Danielle Arcon, Le Da Salle University, Chemistry World *

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