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Following the success of The Quantum Universe, first published in 1987, a host of exciting new discoveries have been made in the field of quantum mechanics. The New Quantum Universe provides an up-to-date and accessible introduction to the essential ideas of quantum physics, and demonstrates how it affects our everyday life. Quantum mechanics gives an understanding of not only atoms and nuclei, but also all the elements and even the stars. The book explains quantum paradoxes and the eventful life of Schroedinger's Cat, along with the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox and Bell's Inequality. It then looks ahead to the nanotechnology revolution, describing quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum teleportation, and ends with an account of quantum mechanics and science fiction. Using simple non-mathematical language, this book is suitable for final-year school students, science undergraduates, and anyone wishing to appreciate how physics allows the new technologies that are changing our lives.


From reviews of the first edition:‘The Quantum Universe has a quotation from me in every chapter - but it’s a damn good book anyway.’

Richard P. Feynman

‘A lively, informative read, beautifully illustrated, about the most powerful scientific theory known to mankind.’

P. C. W. Davies

‘… a pleasure to both the mind and eye.’

Source: Science

‘This book will amaze, baffle and delight …’.

Source: Nature

‘If you want a ‘way in’ to the most successful and wide-ranging theory devised by human ingenuity, read The Quantum Universe.’

Source: New Scientist

‘If one is after a very readable, insightful and inspiring guide to the theory underpinning the ‘quantum age‘, there is no need to look any further.‘

Source: Chemistry World

‘The book The New Quantum Universe by Hey and Walters … is an excellent semi-popular account of the quantum world. … personal profiles of people who have significantly contributed to this subject is frequently emphasized which I think is not only very entertaining but also very educational. … I found it very clearly and engagingly written. … I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all physicists. I also recommend it without reservation to all those interested in knowing why ‘quantum‘ has become such a cool word recently, so much so that we now have quantum psychology, quantum healing, quantum evolution, quantum cleaning, quantum leaps, quantum car repair shops and a myriad of other uses and abuses of the ubiquitous word.‘

Source: Contemporary Physics

‘This book provides an extremely comprehensible introduction to the essential ideas of quantum physics. … the revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition, titled The Quantum Universe … They write with a rare clarity and vigour and give thorough explanations and examples. … Overall, this book makes an excellent introduction to the field for non-specialists and enjoyable leisure reading for scientists and engineers … I can only warmly recommend this book for all those who are interested in quantum effects.‘

Source: Optics and Photonics

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Suggestions for further reading
Suggestions for further reading
Quantum mechanics
R. P. Feynman (1965). The Character of Physical Law (MIT Press)
R. P. Feynman (1965). The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Addison-Wesley)
R. P. Feynman (1985). QED (Princeton University Press)
R. P. Feynman (1996). The Feynman Lectures on Computation, edited by Tony Hey and Robin Allen (Addison Wesley)
A. P. French and E. F. Taylor (1978). An Introduction to Quantum Physics (Norton, USA; Nelson, UK)
J. C. Polkinghorne (1984). The Quantum World (Longman)
G. Gamow (1965). Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Cambridge University Press)
G. Gamow and R. Stannard (1999). The New World of Mr Tompkins (Cambridge University Press)
David Lindley (1996) Where Does the Weirdness Go? (Basic Books)
Gerard Milburn (1996) Quantum Technology (Allen and Unwin) (published in the USA as Schroedinger's Machines (Freeman))
Hans Christian von Baeyer (1992) Taming the Atom (Random House)
Historical background
O. Frisch (1979). What Little I Remember (Cambridge University Press) E. Segré (1980). From X-rays to Quarks (Freeman)
R. P. Feynman (1985). Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! (Norton)
A. Pais (1982). Subtle is the Lord – The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (Oxford University Press)
P. Goodchild (1980). J. Oppenheimer – Shatterer of Worlds (BBC Publications)
Richard Rhodes (1986). The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Simon and Schuster), The definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the development of the atomic bomb and the Manhattan project
Companion to this volume
A. Hey and P. Walters (1997). Einstein's Mirror (Cambridge University Press)


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