Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Penguin. Apr. 2019. 352p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781594206191. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698169135. SCI
Founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Smolin (Time Reborn) uses his incredible capacity to discuss complex scientific theory in easy-to-understand examples and language in this terrific entry. Smolin spends this latest work discussing Einstein's theory of Quantum physics, arguing that the reason it's so difficult to comprehend is that other scientists have not yet completed the theory. Smolin organizes the book appropriately by covering what exactly is Quantum physics, what the problems associated with this theory are, and how to attempt to solve them. He also incorporates unifying Quantum theory with common-sense realism as a way of completing the theory. While there are some equations throughout, they are explained fully and should be easy for a novice to understand. Readers will see familiar names such as Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger as well as other luminaries incorporated into the history, including Hugh Everett's Many Worlds Interpretation and Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr's contributions to Quantum theory.
VERDICT Fans of popular physics books and authors will find this an accessible and informative read. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]
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