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Author Halpern, Paul, 1961- author.

Title The quantum labyrinth : how Richard Feynman and John Wheeler revolutionized time and reality / Paul Halpern, PhD.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2017.


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Edition First edition.
Description ix, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-289) and index.
Contents Introduction: A revolution in time -- Wheeler's watch -- The only particle in the universe -- All the roads not to paradise -- The hidden paths of ghosts -- The island and the mountains: mapping the particle landscape -- Life as an amoeba in the foamy sea of possibilities -- Time's arrow and the mysterious Mr. X -- Minds, machines, and the cosmos -- Conclusion: The way of the labyrinth -- Epilogue: Encounters with Wheeler.
Summary "In Fall 1939, Richard Feynman, a brash and brilliant recent graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. The prim and proper Wheeler timed their interaction with a watch placed on the table. Feynman caught on, and for the next meeting brought his own cheap watch, set it on the table next to Wheeler's, and also began timing the chat. The two had a hearty laugh and a lifelong friendship was born. At first glance, they would seem an unlikely pair. Feynman was rough on the exterior, spoke in a working class Queens accent, and loved playing bongo drums, picking up hitchhikers, and exploring out-of-the way places. Wheeler was a family man, spoke softly and politely, dressed in suits, and had the manners of a minister. Yet intellectually, their roles were reversed. Wheeler was a raging nonconformist, full of wild ideas about space, time, and the universe. Feynman was very cautious in his research, wanting to prove and confirm everything himself. Yet when Feynman saw merit in one of Wheeler's crazy ideas and found that it matched experimental data, their joint efforts paid off phenomenally"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988.
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008.
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988. (OCoLC)fst01753634
Quantum theory.
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008. (OCoLC)fst01721619
Space and time.
Quantum theory. (OCoLC)fst01085128
Reality. (OCoLC)fst01091244
Space and time. (OCoLC)fst01127622
Time. (OCoLC)fst01151043
Other Form: Online version: Halpern, Paul, 1961- Quantum labyrinth. New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., [2017] 9780465097593 (DLC) 2017017848
ISBN 9780465097586 (hardcover)
0465097588 (hardcover)
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