By Bruce Rosenblum, Fred Kuttner
In attempting to comprehend the atom, physicists outfitted quantum mechanics, the main profitable thought in technological know-how and the foundation of one-third of our financial system. they discovered, to their embarrassment, that with their idea, physics encounters cognizance. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner clarify all this in non-technical phrases with aid from a few fanciful tales and anecdotes concerning the theory's builders. They current the quantum secret in truth, emphasizing what's and what's now not hypothesis. Quantum Enigma's description of the experimental quantum proof, and the quantum thought explaining them, is undisputed. reading what all of it capacity, in spite of the fact that, is heatedly debatable. yet each interpretation of quantum physics contains cognizance. Rosenblum and Kuttner for that reason flip to exploring awareness itself--and come across quantum mechanics. loose will and anthropic ideas turn into an important concerns, and the relationship of cognizance with the cosmos steered by way of a few major quantum cosmologists is brilliant. Readers are delivered to a boundary the place the actual services of physicists is not any longer the single definite advisor. they're going to locate, as an alternative, the proof and tricks supplied by way of quantum mechanics and the facility to take a position for themselves.
In the few a long time because the Bell's theorem experiments verified the life of entanglement (Einstein's "spooky action"), curiosity within the foundations, and the mysteries, of quantum mechanics has sped up. lately, physicists, philosophers, desktop engineers, or even biologists have extended our consciousness of the importance of quantum phenomena. This moment variation contains such advances. The authors have additionally drawn on many responses from readers and teachers to enhance the readability of the book's explanations.