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# Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation

Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion that two elementary particles far removed from each other could nonetheless influence each other's properties—a hypothetical phenomenon his fellow theorist Erwin
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Hardcover, 320 pages

Published
October 12th 2010
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(first published 2003)

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I say "almost" because he still sounds like a physics professor, and a lot of the book is about the details of physics experiments that will be kind of hard to follow for those with no previous exposure. On the other hand he succeeds in explaining ...more

The first half of the book follows two characters, Alice and Bob, performing a quantum entanglement experiment for Professor Quantinger. I think the author thought he was following in the footsteps of George Gamow, who wrote a fantastic series of books fo ...more

Nevertheless, I cannot find a better introduction to the fascinating world of quantum physics for those who don't want their view occluded by mathematics and instead want an experimental approac ...more

There is a long and uncomfortably childish fiction story about 2 students who are doing a quantum mechanical experiment.

This part of the book slow and painfully condescending to the reader...

The second half of the book is much better: the fiction pretense is dropped, and Zeilinger talks about his own work with sets of 3 and 4 entangled particles, entanglement swapping, etc. Very interesting and sometimes spooky stuff, especia ...more

Delves into the science of entanglement and the most important theorem you've probably never heard of, Bells Theorem. Spooky action at a distance is real and does exist. He tells a good story and explains the science wonderfully. Slightly prefer this over "How the Hippies Saved Physics" only because this book talks more about the science and the other book has more about the personalities. I recommend both, but if you prefer the science over personal ...more

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very illustrative narration with good explanations of particles and forces of energy most of us don't know to exist. a little of the continuation of Einstein hypothetical space, so i give a lot of credit there where this author ventures into 3 great frontiers that you as a reader perhaps can challenge or discover personally. though scholastically wordy was a very smooth read.

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