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The secrets of quantum physics

The science in Philip Ball's new book takes us to a place beyond weird

By Anjana Ahuja   June 2018
Alive or dead? Schrödinger's cat is a paradox that explains quantum physics

Alive or dead? Schrödinger's cat is a paradox that explains quantum physics

There are two prerequisites to tackling this ambitious work: a passing familiarity with the basics of quantum physics, and the willingness to suspend your natural intuition. After all, we are talking about a realm in which a single particle can be both here and there, its location happily indistinct until it’s measured.

Philip Ball, a gifted and prolific science writer familiar to Prospect readers, is a…

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