Original French edition published by Éditions Odile Jacob, Paris, 2012
2014, XXIII, 109 p. 12 illus., 3 illus. in color.
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Conveys a genuine understanding of extraordinary phenomena such as teleportation and quantum entanglement
Illuminates these and other logical paradoxes of quantum physics without using mathematics
Nicolas Gisin is an internationally renowned expert in quantum physics
Foreword by Alain Aspect, whose pioneering experiments helped to confirm quantum nonlocality
Quantum physics, which offers an explanation of the world on the smallest scale, has fundamental implications that pose a serious challenge to ordinary logic. Particularly counterintuitive is the notion of entanglement, which has been explored for the past 30 years and posits an ubiquitous randomness capable of manifesting itself simultaneously in more than one place. This amazing 'non-locality' is more than just an abstract curiosity or paradox: it has entirely down-to-earth applications in cryptography, serving for example to protect financial information; it also has enabled the demonstration of 'quantum teleportation', whose infinite possibilities even science-fiction writers can scarcely imagine. This delightful and concise exposition does not avoid the deep logical difficulties of quantum physics, but gives the reader the insights needed to appreciate them . From 'Bell's Theorem' to experiments in quantum entanglement, the reader will gain a solid understanding of one of the most fascinating areas of contemporary physics.
Content Level »Popular/general
Keywords »Bell's Theorem - Genuine Indeterminism - Logical Paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics - Popular Exposition of Quantum Mechanics - Quantum Communication - Quantum Cryptography Explained - Quantum Entanglement without Maths - Quantum Nonlocality Paradox - Quantum Teleportation