The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn

Written by:
Louisa Gilder
Narrated by:
Walter Dixon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2009
14 hours 10 minutes
A BRILLIANTLY ORIGINAL and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement|Albert Einstein showed that quantum mechanics predicted such a correlation|Erwin Schrödinger christened this spooky correlation “entanglement.” Yet its existence wasn't firmly established until 1964|Gilder has found a wholly original way of bringing to life a tale of physics in progress|Louisa Gilder both humanizes and dramatizes the story by employing their own words in imagined face-to-face dialogues. Here are Bohr and Einstein clashing|Richard Feynman challenges his contemporaries to make something of this entanglement.

In this stunning debut|and Heisenberg and Pauli deciding which mysteries to pursue. We see Schrödinger and Louis de Broglie pave the way for Bell|and Munich|and memoirs of the twentieth century's greatest physicists|and passions of the physicists themselves.|as David Bohm and Richard Feynman chat over cervejas. We travel to the campuses of American universities-from J. Robert Oppenheimer's Berkeley to the Princeton of Einstein and Bohm to Bell's Stanford sabbatical-and we visit centers of European physics: Copenhagen|home to Bohr's famous institute|in a groundbreaking paper by the Irish physicist John Bell. What happened during those years and what has happened since to refine the understanding of this phenomenon is the fascinating story told here.

We move from a coffee shop in Zurich|in what would become the most cited of all of his papers|letters|making clear that the keys to many of its riddles lie in the personalities|partisanship|the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles-one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics.

In 1935|to a bar in Brazil|where Einstein and Max von Laue discuss the madness of quantum theory|where Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli picnic on cheese and heady discussions of electron orbits.

Drawing on the papers|which he dubbed “spooky action at a distance.” In that same year|whose work here is given a long-overdue revisiting. And with his characteristic matter-of-fact eloquence
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