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THE MAIDENS (HB)
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Schrodinger's Kittens
John Gribbin

Classification : Sciences
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Orion Books (Including Asterix)
Page Extent : 272
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781857994025
Price : 725

About the book
Following on from his bestseller, SCHRODINGER'S CAT, John Gribbin presents the recent dramatic improvements in experimental techniques that have enabled physicists to formulate and test new theories about the nature of light. He describes these theories not in terms of hard-to-imagine entities like spinning subnuclear particles, but in terms of the fate of two small cats, separated at a tender age and carried to opposite ends of the universe. In this way Gribbin introduces the reader to such new developments as quantum cryptography, through which unbreakable codes can be made, and goes on to possible future developments such as the idea that the 'entanglement' of quantum particles could be a way to build a STAR TREK style teleportation machine

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John Gribbin
John Gribbin has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cambridge, and is now Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex and consultant to New Scientist. His books have been translated into many l...(+)
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