The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.0 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Robert P. Crease is the chairman of the philosophy department at Stony Brook University and the author of several books on science, including The Quantum Moment and The Great Equations. He lives in New York City.
Alfred Scharff Goldhaber is a professor of physics at Stony Brook University whose research ranges from elementary particles to cosmology. He also teaches an unorthodox course that introduces quantum mechanics by way of optics.


A fascinating tour of the lives and afterlives of some of the most captivating concepts of quantum theory.--David Kaiser, author of How the Hippies Saved Physics
An entertaining read.--Jim Baggott
This is an amazing book for scientists and humanists alike! Every page yields surprises--not only about the complex history of quantum physics but about how it impacts our understanding of ourselves in daily life. Required reading for anyone concerned with casting the fate of humankind in a radically new light.--Edward S. Casey, author of The World at a Glance
Fascinating... Crease and Goldhaber have written an accessible and entertaining history that embraces both the science and the silliness of quantum mechanics.
Approachable... the authors are at their most entertaining when they expose the hollow understanding of physics that many who use its terms possess.--Max Ross
A delight! A tour de force that is both illuminating and extraordinarily readable.--Gino Segrè, author of Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science