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Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

by John Gribbin

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La vita di Erwin Schrödinger, premio Nobel per la Fisica nel 1933, autore del famoso esperimento mentale in cui un gatto - vivo e morto allo stesso tempo rivela la natura paradossale della meccanica quantistica, merita davvero di essere raccontata. Nel 1906, quando Schrödinger fece il suo ingresso all'università, Einstein aveva già pubblicato i suoi articoli rivoluzionari sulla relatività, e una nuova generazione di scienziati, fra i quali Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac e Niels Bohr, stava per fare il suo ingresso nella storia. In questa biografia, John Gribbin ci conduce nel cuore della rivoluzione quantistica. Con maestria e garbo, ci narra la storia della vita incredibilmente affascinante e singolare di Schrödinger, fisico geniale e impenitente seduttore, che si presentò all'Università di Oxford, per un colloquio, con la moglie e l'amante. Il racconto della vita di Schrödinger e della sua celebre equazione d'onda quantistica permetterà ai lettori di immergersi in uno dei periodi più fertili e creativi dell'intera storia della scienza.
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Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. By the time he was starting university in 1906, Einstein had already published his revolutionary papers on relativity. Now the baton of scientific progress was being passed to a new generation: Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Niels Bohr, and of course, Schrodinger himself. In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrodinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trade mark accessible style and popular touch explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.

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"This books takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colorful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trade mark accessible style and popular touch explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science"--… (more)

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