Thirty Years that Shook Physics has ratings and 26 reviews. “Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists. Thirty years that shook physics: the story of quantum theory Somewhat amusing to hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists ( Feynman. “”Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum.

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Written in a clear, lively style, and enhanced by 12 photographs including candid shots of Rutherford, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Fermi, and othersThirty Years that Shook Physics offers both scientists and laymen a highly readable introduction to the brilliant conceptions that helped unlock many secrets of energy and hpysics and laid the groundwork for future discoveries.

PaperbackFirst Dover Editionpages. Fascinating history showing the personalities of many of my scientific heroes! Jul 29, Gary Patella rated it it was amazing. Dec 31, Brian rated it really liked it. Thirty Years that Shook Physics: He really tries to intuitively explain the physics but I think it won’t hurt to have some general tears about physics and quantum physics before reading this book.



Please provide an email address. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three His sense of humor is evident in his books and in his scientific career. Jul 07, Devinder Dhiman rated it it was amazing. This profound insight, along with Einstein’s equally momentous theories of relativity, completely revolutionized man’s view of matter, energy, and the nature of physics itself. Book ratings by Goodreads.

I can’t claim to understand everything that was discu I found this to be a very cohesive account of the history of the field of modern physics, beginning in early twentieth century and ending in the ‘s or so. Yaers the end, I had learned several interesting things I hadn’t known before.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

Pauli wrote back that he was in the train at that time and the train had a brief halt at the station in the city where the experiment was being conducted, suggesting the failure of experiment due to his presence in the city station at that time. In the Author’s Own Words: Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

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Jan 14, Annie Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 21, Manny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It will broaden the knowledge of each and physjcs the imagination wide play. Quantum physics takes you to to the scale electrons neutrons protons and neutrinos. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x It covers some prominent events between that shaped the course of modern physics.


Thirty Years that Shook Physics: Jul 24, Mir marked it as to-read. I think my favorite was the following one about Dirac: Osama Rashid rated it liked it Jul 27, Trivia About Thirty Years that Gamow’s ability to explain difficult physical concepts is well-known from his stories about Mr.

Gamow wrote 30 popular books on astronomy, physics, and related sciences.

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I picked this book up at a sale event in our public library. It will broaden the knowledge of each and give the imagination wide play. This “insider’s” vantage point lends special validity to his careful, accessible explanations of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Niels Bohr’s model of the atom, the pilot waves of Louis de Broglie and other path-breaking ideas.

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