Triad: The Physicists, the Analysts, the Kabbalists

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Rooted in extensive research, faithful to historical fact, TRIAD examines the parallel development of psychoanalysis and quantum physics in the early part of the century. Next to physics and psychoanalysis the book also explores the Jewish cultural connection. This, the third element of the triad, takes the reader from provincial ghetto to Budapest cafe society, from Kabbalah to enlightenment, from the mysteries of the universe to the mysteries of the universe. Numerous and unexpected family ties between the practitioners of the various arts enlivens the author's exploration of the counterintuitive theories, and monumental discoveries which have changed our lives. The historical novel format allows the author to probe and expound the major themes of the book: the role of the unconscious in the creative process, the evolution of radical ideas, the importance of cultural and family history, the role of professional rivalry, jealousy, friendship and hero worship.

A fascinating and unusual book with a rich, rich cast – Sándor Ferenczi, George de Hevesy, Sigmund Freud, Niels Bohr, Wolf Pappenheim, Ernest Rutherford, Carl Jung, Wolfgang Pauli, Ernst Mach, Michael Heilprin, Kurt Gödel, John von Neumann, Fritz Paneth, Paul Bernays, Rudolf Ortvay, Wolf Pascheles, Toni Freund, Leopold Breuer, Gizella Ferenczi, Joseph Paneth, Elma Pálos, Baruch Fraenkel, Lajos Lévy, Samuel Hammerschlag, Joseph Breuer, Lou Andreas-Salomé and Rabbi Moses Schreiber, the Chatam Sopher - to name but a few.

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Tom Keve lives and writes in Hampstead, London. Born in Budapest, he came to England as a refugee in 1956. A scientist by profession, with a Ph.D. from Imperial College, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Having travelled much and lived for a number of years in the United States, Holland and France, as well as England and Hungary, he has been exposed to a variety of cultures and is fluent in four languages.

With TRIAD he has been able to bring together several of his fields of research, namely quantum physics, psychoanalysis, Central European Jewish history and kabbalah, into a single, factual work.

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A highly engaging historical work, that describes the intellectual atmosphere and ethos of the creators of psychoanalysis and quantum physics -- Professor Kurt Hoselitz, Physics World, Dec 2000

A thoughtful search in three modes for the truth of reality. Well worth the price. -- Dr David Tresan, Journal of Analytical Psychology. 46, 2001

Keve tells - superbly - a fascinating story about the golden age of intellectual discovery in physics and psychoanalysis around 1900. -- David Herman, Jewish Chronicle, October 20, 2000

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