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Quantum Universe

Everything that can happen does happen

Author: Brian Cox  

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The phenomenal top ten bestseller that shows how everyone can understand how the universe works

What is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? This title gives us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal how everything that can happen, does happen.

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The phenomenal top ten bestseller that shows how everyone can understand how the universe works

What is quantum physics? How does it help us understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? This title gives us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the universe, and reveal how everything that can happen, does happen.

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The world we live in is stranger than we can possibly imagine. The closest we've got to understanding it - so far - is with quantum physics. But what is quantum physics? And how, exactly, can it help us make sense of the universe? In The Quantum Universe, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre, wonderful, mind-boggling behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the cosmos, and reveal just how everything that can happen, does happen. 'An engaging, ambitious and creative tour of our quantum universe.' Guardian 'Given that Einstein himself never quite got his head around the quantum universe, the task that the two professors have taken on - to demystify quantum physics - is not to be taken lightly . . . they do a great job.' The Times 'As breezily a written accessible account of the theory of quantum mechanics as you could wish for.' Observer 'The authors' love for their subject shines through the book.' Economist

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Critic Reviews

“A scientific match made in heaven...as breezily a written accessible account of the theory of quantum mechanics as you could wish for - from the Planck constant to the Higgs particle and everything theoretically in between”

By explaining theories about the world, Cox and Forshaw show that the workings of the universe can be understood by us all -- Fanny Blake Woman & Home Admirably, Cox and Forshaw...treat topics that do not usually show up in popular books...readers will enjoy this engaging, ambitious and creative tour of our quantum universe -- David Kaiser The Guardian Breaks the rules of popular science writing...admirably shies away from dumbing down...the authors' love for their subject-matter shines through the book The Economist The rock star of science... In Quantum Universe they do a great job of bringing a difficult subject to life -- Hannah Devlin The Times With brightness and gusto, the opening chapters deal with the culture shock that thinking about the sub-atomic world entails ...They are good at drawing connections between seemingly esoteric theory and everyday practicalities -- Doug Johnstone Independent on Sunday A thrilling voyage into the subatomic world The Economist Books of the Year [Cox and Forshaw] stand together at the cutting edge of their discipline ... despite their elevated status, both men remain tiggerishly excitable about their subject ... Cox and Forshaw's book is a carefully guided tour through this quantum world ... popularize[s] without dumbing down -- Christopher Cook Financial Times Mindblowing ... what is novel about this attempt is that the writers take an intellectual rather than a historical approach ... it is a surprisingly rich idea that allows the authors to avoid using too much mathematics -- Christopher Potter Sunday Times A scientific match made in heaven...as breezily a written accessible account of the theory of quantum mechanics as you could wish for - from the Planck constant to the Higgs particle and everything theoretically in between Observer

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About the Author

Brian Cox is a Professor of Particle Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He also works at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. He has received many awards for his work promoting science, including the prestigious British Association Lord Kelvin Award and, in 2010, an OBE. He is also a popular presenter on TV and radio.

Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw began collaborating on scientific papers in 1998 and have published on topics ranging from Pomerons to Higgs Bosons. Their first book togetherWhy Does E = mc2? became a critically acclaimed international bestseller-

'Fundamental and dizzyingly exciting.' The Times

'A truly impressive achievement.' Daily Telegraph

'Like being taken on an army assault course by the two friendliest drill sergeants in the world.' Guardian

'Pairs the enthusiasm of newcomers with the knowledge of experts.' Physics World

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
21st June 2012
Pages
272
ISBN
9780241952702
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