My Review of In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat

In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality by John Gribbin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Quantum Physics is very bizarre. As Richard Feynman said “[Quantum mechanics] describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is – absurd.” And Feynman maintained to the end of his life that no one really understands Quantum Physics. But this book is a pretty good place to get as much of an understanding as you can for a layperson. Gribbin takes us through the key discoveries the led to Quantum Physics, and introduces many of the key people who developed it. Einstein was one of the key people in the development, but could never bring himself to accept the implications of his own work. Neils Bohr led the group that made the Copenhagen interpretation, but even now we have mathematics that works to predict the outcome of experiments without actually any understanding.



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