Notes from the Now

Review: The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn

In Books on January 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gilder manages to weave the science (and its evolution), personalities, and the histories of the day together to present the most extensive (and engrossing) history of quantum physics that I could imagine. Notably, she goes much deeper into the controversies and interplay between the greats – and also their intellectual heirs. I particularly liked that she took the work well beyond the classic discussion of Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Schroedinger – all the way past the post-war period to the present day meditations on quantum computing and encryption.

For a non-scientific reader, I may recommend Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science  as a warmup for The Age of Entanglement.

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