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Q is for Quantum: An Encyclopedia of Particle Physics

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Author: Gribbin, JohnBrand: Createspace Independent Publishing PlatformBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 660Release Date: 01-05-2015Details: Product Description A comprehensive encyclopedia of quantum physics.Here in one volume, the award-winning science writer and physicist John Gribbin has provided everything you need to know about the quantum world —the place where most of the greatest...

Author: Gribbin, John

Brand: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 660

Release Date: 01-05-2015

Details: Product Description A comprehensive encyclopedia of quantum physics.Here in one volume, the award-winning science writer and physicist John Gribbin has provided everything you need to know about the quantum world —the place where most of the greatest scientific advances of the last hundred years have been made.This exceptional A to Z reference begins with a thorough introduction setting out the current state of knowledge in particle physics. Throughout, Gribbin includes articles on the structure of particles and their interactions, accounts of the theoretical breakthroughs in quantum mechanics and their practical applications, and entertaining biographies of the scientists who have blazed the trail of discovery. In a special section, "Timelines," key dates in our quest to understand the quantum world are mapped out alongside landmarks in world history and the history of science.An encyclopedia of the fundamental science of the future, Q is for Quantum is an essential companion for anyone interested in particle physics."Gribbin presents an overview of a hundred years of particle physics through a handy, accessible A-Z dictionary of definitions and identifications."—Natural History About the Author Dr John Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. He has worked for the science journal Nature, and the magazine New Scientist and has contributed articles on science topics to The Times, the Guardian and the Independent, and has made several acclaimed science series for BBC Radio 4. John Gribbin has received awards for his writing in both Britain and the United States and is currently a visiting Fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. His many books include In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (with Michael White) and In Search of SUSY. John Gribbin is also the author of several science fiction works including Innervisions. He is married with two sons and lives in East Sussex. More books from John Gribbin are available at: http://ReAnimus.com/authors/johngribbin

Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.7 inches

Languages: English

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