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The Resource Einstein defiant : genius versus genius in the quantum revolution, by Edmund Blair Bolles

Einstein defiant : genius versus genius in the quantum revolution, by Edmund Blair Bolles

Label
Einstein defiant : genius versus genius in the quantum revolution
Title
Einstein defiant
Title remainder
genius versus genius in the quantum revolution
Statement of responsibility
by Edmund Blair Bolles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Quantum mechanics was perhaps the single greatest scientific discovery of 20th century physics. But the man who was arguably the greatest physicist of them all - Albert Einstein - struggled with the theory, seeking a more complete explanation of the physical phenomena that scientists were observing. Einstein's reluctance to embrace the quantum ultimately pitted him against another great genius of the era, Niels Bohr, a pragmatist who readily accepted a theory that allowed for unpredictability. Einstein stubbornly insisted on a deeper understanding. This contest of visions ripped through the scientific community, giving rise to one of the most impassioned debates of modern physics." "As the debate crisscrossed Europe, it generated heated discussions and worldwide controversy. With Nobel Prizes awarded to both Einstein and Bohr on the same day, this war of words and ideas continued to play out in lecture halls from Sweden to Japan and beyond. Einstein Defiant is the first book to capture the soul and the science that inspired this dramatic duel, revealing the personalities and the passions - and, in the end, what was at stake for our fundamental understanding of how the world works."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
530.12/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.98
LC item number
.B65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Einstein defiant : genius versus genius in the quantum revolution, by Edmund Blair Bolles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A radical fact resisted -- The opposite of an intriguer -- Not German at all -- I never fully understood it -- Independence and inner freedom -- A mercy of fate -- Picturesque phrases -- Scientific dada -- Such a devil of a fellow -- Intuition and inspiration -- Bold, not to say reckless -- A completely new lesson -- Slaves to time and space -- Where all weaker imaginations wither -- A triumph of Einstein over Bohr -- A radical theory created -- Something deeply hidden -- Completely solved -- Exciting and exacting times -- Intellectual drunkenness -- The observant executrix -- It might look crazy -- Taking nothing solemnly -- How much more gratifying -- A radical understanding defied -- Sorcerer's multiplication -- Adding two nonsenses -- Admiration and suspicion -- An unrelenting fanatic -- The secret of the old one -- Indeterminacy -- A very pleasant talk -- The dream of his life -- The saddest chapter -- A reality independent of man -- A certain unreasonableness
Control code
zmeld2 b1988361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780309089982
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2003023735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) a2160777
Label
Einstein defiant : genius versus genius in the quantum revolution, by Edmund Blair Bolles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A radical fact resisted -- The opposite of an intriguer -- Not German at all -- I never fully understood it -- Independence and inner freedom -- A mercy of fate -- Picturesque phrases -- Scientific dada -- Such a devil of a fellow -- Intuition and inspiration -- Bold, not to say reckless -- A completely new lesson -- Slaves to time and space -- Where all weaker imaginations wither -- A triumph of Einstein over Bohr -- A radical theory created -- Something deeply hidden -- Completely solved -- Exciting and exacting times -- Intellectual drunkenness -- The observant executrix -- It might look crazy -- Taking nothing solemnly -- How much more gratifying -- A radical understanding defied -- Sorcerer's multiplication -- Adding two nonsenses -- Admiration and suspicion -- An unrelenting fanatic -- The secret of the old one -- Indeterminacy -- A very pleasant talk -- The dream of his life -- The saddest chapter -- A reality independent of man -- A certain unreasonableness
Control code
zmeld2 b1988361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780309089982
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2003023735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) a2160777

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