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The God Effect: Quantum Entanglement, Science's Strangest Phenomenon (2006)

by Brian Clegg

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This was good, but, every time I read about Entanglement I think I understand it less every time ~ ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
The opening chapters set up the discovery of quantum entanglement, which occurred during the professional debate between Max Bohr and Albert Einstein as they discussed the nature of quantum physics. Clegg then provides historical understanding and the potential applications of entanglement to advance current technologies. Those chapters read like a science-fiction novel–an unbreakable secure communications system, teleportation, and supercomputers that think all become possibilities. The author's writing is well organized and succinct. Later chapters can be read independently. While the foundation for quantum entanglement may be difficult for some students to grasp, its potential will fascinate them.
  rnarvaez | Mar 30, 2007 |
A simply written sketch, covering the usual aspects such as quantum cryptography, particle teleportation, and quantum computing.
  fpagan | Oct 14, 2006 |
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The phenomenon that Einstein thought too spooky and strange to be true

What is entanglement? It's a connection between quantum particles, the building blocks of the universe. Once two particles are entangled, a change to one of them is reflected---instantly---in the other, be they in the same lab or light-years apart. So counterintuitive is this phenomenon and its implications that Einstein himself called it "spooky" and thought that it would lead to the downfall of quantum theory. Yet scientists have since discovered that quantum entanglement, the "God Effect," was one of Einstein's few---and perhaps one of his greatest---mistakes.
 
What does it mean? The possibilities offered by a fuller understanding of the nature of entanglement read like something out of science fiction: communications devices that could span the stars, codes that cannot be broken, computers that dwarf today's machines in speed and power, teleportation, and more.

In The God Effect, veteran science writer Brian Clegg has written an exceptionally readable and fascinating (and equation-free) account of entanglement, its history, and its application. Fans of Brian Greene and Amir Aczel and those interested in the marvelous possibilities coming down the quantum road will find much to marvel, illuminate, and delight.

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An introduction to the quantum phenomenon of entanglement cites its potential in interstellar communication, computers of unprecedented power, and teleportation capabilities. By the author of A Brief History of Infinity. 15,000 first printing.

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