Einstein's Dice and Schrà dinger's Cat - How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

Paul Halpern

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Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger were friends and comradesinarms against what they considered the most preposterous aspects of quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrodinger is equally well known for his thought experiment about the cat in the box who is neither alive nor dead. Both of these images arose from these two men's dissatisfaction with quantum weirdness. As World War II raged, both men struggled to produce a Grand Unified Theory that would describe in full the universe's ultimate design. Though they failed, much of modern physics remains focused on the search for such a theory.

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Paul Halpern, PhD, is Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is the 2002 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, awarded for research that ultimately resulted in the book The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes, and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything. He is also the author of Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles and What's Science Ever Done for Us?: What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe.

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