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Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation

Zeilinger, Anton

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ISBN 10: 0374239665 / ISBN 13: 9780374239664
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2010
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Black papered boards with bright blue foil lettering embossed on the spine. Unclipped pictorial dust jacket, now protected in an archival mylar cover. 1st printing with full number line. Edges of the boards are slightly rubbed and bumped, and the rear board is slightly bowed. Otherwise the book is clean, bright, crisp, with tight, square binding, sound hinges and no markings. Overall, the book is in very good (better than average used) condition. Fore-corners of the dust jacket are trivially bumped, otherwise the DJ has no wear: it is clean, bright, crisp, with no tears, and overall in fine (essentially as new) condition. Bookseller Inventory # M0264

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Title: Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to ...

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition Stated

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Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion that two elementary particles far removed from each other could nonetheless influence each other's properties―a hypothetical phenomenon his fellow theorist Erwin Schrödinger termed "quantum entanglement."

In a series of ingenious experiments conducted in various locations―from a dank sewage tunnel under the Danube River to the balmy air between a pair of mountain peaks in the Canary Islands―the author and his colleagues have demonstrated the reality of such entanglement using photons, or light quanta, created by laser beams. In principle the lessons learned may be applicable in other areas, including the eventual development of quantum computers.

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Anton Zeilinger is a professor of physics at the University of Vienna, where he heads the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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