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The Quantum Labyrinth

How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality

by Paul Halpern, PhD Author · Brian Troxell Narrator

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In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full of wild ideas about the universe. The boisterous Feynman was a cautious physicist who believed only what could be tested. Yet they were complementary spirits. Their collaboration led to a complete rethinking of the nature of time and reality. It enabled Feynman to show how quantum reality is a combination of alternative, contradictory possibilities, and inspired Wheeler to develop his landmark concept of wormholes, portals to the future and past. Together, Feynman and Wheeler made sure that quantum physics would never be the same again.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Basic Books
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2017

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Paul Halpern, PhD (Author)

Paul Halpern, PhD, is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the author of fifteen popular science books, including Einstein's Dice and Schrodinger's Cat. He is the 2002 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Me...

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