Sophia’s January Recommendation

Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner

“Quantum Theory/Mechanics is a tough topic. The findings of the early fathers, Planck, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Einstein describe a theory that remains unshakable. It has remained in place since the early 1900’s and now serves as the theoretical quantum enigmaunderpinning of roughly 30% of our economy.  The authors have done a great job of introducing the subject and its history, as well as describing exactly what quantum theory is and how it is at the core of much of the technology we have developed since the early 20th century.  This book is not easy, however it rewards the patient reader with an understanding of topics that ordinarily require a deeper understanding of mathematics.  The authors walk the reader through the fascinating concepts of superposition, entanglement, wave/particle duality, etc., and with a bit of patience, what they are saying, makes these concepts understandable.  The topic is fascinating insofar as the theory decribes a world that is so very very different from the logical, causal, time bound, classical reality we dutifully accommodate in our daily lives.”

Read about this book or request it from the library catalog!

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The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking

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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

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Bone and Blood: A Novel of Speculative Fiction by Jim Baron

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