YORK FESTIVAL OF IDEAS 2020 ONLINE FESTIVAL
Monday 6th June, 6pm
'How to Grow a Human' with Philip Ball
Each copy of this book will come with a signed bookplate.
PHYSICS WORLD 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR
'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' Richard Feynman wrote this in 1965 - the year he was awarded the Nobel prize in physics for his work on quantum mechanics. Over the past decade, the enigma of quantum mechanics has come into sharper focus. We now realise that quantum mechanics is less about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than a theory about information: about what can be known and how.
The quantum world isn't a different world: it is our world, and if anything deserves to be called 'weird', it's us. This exhilarating book is about what quantum maths really means - and what it doesn't mean.
'Gorgeously lucid...takes us to the edge of contemporary theorizing about the foundations of quantum mechanics... Easily the best book I've read on the subject' Washington Post
Publisher: Vintage Publishing