Helgoland : making sense of the quantum revolution
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Carnell, Simon, 1962- translator.
Segre, Erica, translator.
Published
New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
ISBN
9780593328880, 0593328884, 9780593328897, 0593328892
Status
Villa Park Public Library - Nonfiction
530.12 ROV
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Book
Edition
First North American edition.
Physical Desc
xviii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language
English

Notes

General Note
"Originally published in Italian under the title Helgoland by Adelphi Edizioni, Milan in 2020"--Title page verso.
General Note
Translated from the Italian.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"One of the world's most renowned theoretical physicists, Carlo Rovelli has entranced millions of readers with his singular perspective on the cosmos. In Helgoland, Rovelli examines the enduring enigma of quantum theory. The quantum world Rovelli describes is as beautiful as it is unnerving. Helgoland is a treeless island in the North Sea where the 21-year-old Werner Heisenberg first developed quantum theory, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming ideas (ghost waves, distant objects that seem to be magically connected, cats that appear both dead and alive), quantum physics has led to countless discoveries and technological advancements. Today our understanding of the world is based on this theory, yet it is still profoundly mysterious. As scientists and philosophers continue to fiercely debate the theory's meaning, Rovelli argues that its most unsettling contradictions can be explained by seeing the world as fundamentally made of relationships, not substances. We and everything around us exist only in our interactions with one another. This bold idea suggests new directions for understanding the structure of reality and even the nature of consciousness. Rovelli makes learning about quantum mechanics an almost psychedelic experience. Shifting our perspective once again, he takes us on a riveting journey through the universe so we can better understand our place in it"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rovelli, C., Carnell, S., & Segre, E. (2021). Helgoland: making sense of the quantum revolution (First North American edition.). Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-, Simon Carnell and Erica, Segre. 2021. Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rovelli, Carlo, 1956-, Simon Carnell and Erica, Segre. Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution New York: Riverhead Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rovelli, Carlo, Simon Carnell, and Erica Segre. Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution First North American edition., Riverhead Books, 2021.

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