Quantum Physics

By Valerio Scarani,

Book cover of Quantum Physics: A First Encounter: Interference, Entanglement, and Reality

Book description

Quantum physics is often perceived as a weird and abstract theory, which physicists must use in order to make correct predictions. But many recent experiments have shown that the weirdness of the theory simply mirrors the weirdness of phenomena: it is Nature itself, and not only our description of it,…

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1 author picked Quantum Physics as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This little book introduces quantum physics at the level of high-school students. It starts with semi-transparent mirrors and interferometers. With figures, but no equations, the reader becomes familiar with wave-particle duality. Next, quantum cryptography, some experiments, and even quantum teleportation are presented in a truly pedestrian way. I much enjoyed reading this book.

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