The Dreams That Stuff is Made of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics - and How They Shook the Scientific World

Author(s): Stephen Hawking


Albert Einstein called the first discoveries that launched quantum physics spooky," as they suggested a random universe that seemed to violate the laws of common sense. Now bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking introduces the nonscientific reader to this fascinating and befuddling world. This collection gathers together the most important papers on quantum physics, including the scholarship of Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Max Born, Ervin Schrodinger, and Richard Feynman. This is the first time all of these important works have been together in one volumewith an introduction by todays greatest living scientist.


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Stephen Hawking is the most highly celebrated and recognized scientist alive today. He first came to mainstream prominence with the publication of A Brief History of Time, and followed with a second triumph, The Universe in a Nutshell. The media has called Hawking "the most intelligent man in the world today" and "the scientific heir to Einstein, Newton, and Galileo." He lives in Cambridge.

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  • : 9780762434343
  • : Running Press
  • : Running Press,U.S.
  • : March 2010
  • : 230mm X 180mm X 53mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2011
  • : books

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  • : Stephen Hawking
  • : Hardback