How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 27, 2011 - Science - 416 pages
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"Meticulously researched and unapologetically romantic, How the Hippies Saved Physics makes the history of science fun again." —Science

In the 1970s, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the "Fundamental Fysiks Group," they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics, studying quantum entanglement in terms of Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading. As David Kaiser reveals, these unlikely heroes spun modern physics in a new direction, forcing mainstream physicists to pay attention to the strange but exciting underpinnings of quantum theory.

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David Kaiser brings a whole new perspective to the concept of history of science in his book “How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival” (or maybe we should call ... Read full review

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Even I who chose to skip Physics in high school could understand some of this! Basically a group of non-conformists approached seemingly unanswerable questions from multiple unconventional ways - a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

David Kaiser is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society and the Department of Physics. He lives near Boston.

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