Everything and Nothing, my new e-book, is a quick, math-free survey of quantum mechanics and its central conundrums.
It’s an easy way in to the basics of quantum theory, the history and the current debates. Anyone who’s had high-school physics should find it accessible.
Topics discussed include:
♦ how quantum mechanics emerged from classical physics
♦ Heisenberg and his Uncertainty Principle
♦ early interpretations of Schrödinger’s equations
♦ the two-slit experiment
♦ Einstein’s rebellion against the Copenhagen Interpretation
♦ the original purpose of the “Schrödinger’s cat” thought-experiment
♦ the deep problems of the Copenhagen Interpretation
♦ the rise of Hugh Everett’s Relative-State (“Many Worlds”) Interpretation
♦ decoherence theory and Quantum Darwinism
♦ quantum encryption and quantum computing
♦ existential and moral implications of the Many Worlds Interpretation