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Einstein and Heisenberg

The Controversy Over Quantum Physics

Authors: Kleinknecht, Konrad

  • Revisits Einstein’s 100-year-old revolutionary theory of gravitational waves and Heisenberg's contributions to quantum physics, in light of recent groundbreaking experiments in the field that prove these waves exist
  • Written by an internationally renowned experimental physicist
  • Appeals to anybody curious about the history behind technology we take for granted, from small objects like computers and lasers to larger projects like spacecraft and nuclear energy
  • Debunks the myths surrounding these two legendary scientists 
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About this book

This is a fascinating account of two great scientists of the 20th century: Einstein and Heisenberg, discoverers, respectively, of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It connects the history of modern physics to the life stories of these two extraordinary physicists.These discoveries laid the foundation of modern physics, without which our digitized world of computers, satellites, and innovative materials would not be possible. This book also describes in comprehensible terms the complicated science underlying the two discoveries.The twin biography highlights the parallels and differences of these two luminaries, showing how their work shaped the 20th century into the century of physics.

About the authors

Konrad Kleinknecht is a Professor of Experimental Physics. He has done research at CERN, in Geneva, and at the Universities of Heidelberg, Dortmund, Mainz, and Munich. During 1976, he worked at Caltech in Pasadena and at the Fermi National Laboratory near Chicago. In 1988 and 1989, he was invited to give the Loeb lectures at Harvard University. His work on the physics of elementary particles has been recognized through numerous prizes, among them the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Council (DFG), the High Energy Prize of the European Physical Society, and the Stern-Gerlach Medal of the German Physical Society (DPG). In addition to research papers, he has published books on the asymmetry of matter and anti-matter, particle detectors, and the politics of German energy policy.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: April 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05264-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: March 17, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05263-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Einstein and Heisenberg
Book Subtitle
The Controversy Over Quantum Physics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05264-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05264-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05263-8
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 180
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations
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