Alice in Quantumland: an allegory of quantum physics / Robert Gilmore p. cm The Quantumland in which Alice travels is rather like a theme park in which . Alice is about to enter a whole new Wonderland. It’s Quantumland–a kind of intellectual amusement park, smaller than an atom, where each attraction. In this cleverly conceived book, physicist Robert Gilmore makes accessible some complex concepts in quantum mechanics by sending Alice to Quantumland-a.

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Published July 21st by Copernicus Books first published The original Alice in Wonderland continues to captivate young readers years after its publication because it is abstract enough in the presentation of adult ideas to provide an interesting world and an action-packed plot. The ‘narrative’ is even interrupted by actual block-quotes which go deeper into qauntum lessons, and also end-of-chapter notes for additional lesson-y stuff.

Feb 28, Georgia quwntumland it really liked it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Subjects Quantum theory — Fiction. Open-minded or Mindless, you mean!?

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Please try again later. Once Upon a Universe: What other items do customers buy after quntum this item? Bringing the electrons and photons to the forefront as characters seems too overt to fit the “allegory” label, but I think it’s necessary to draw kids’ attention and is actually a deeper level of metaphor than it seems.

A lotof concepts are explained, Uncertainity with Heisenberg Bank, matter antimatter, electric current,I loved the description of electrontron spin described as umbrellas up or down,two slit experient, superposition principal with taking routes in the wilderness.

The Wizard of Quarks: This is especially frustrating considering that there are about a dozen sketches of interesting-looking characters. It was intriguing, which helped dim the confusing aspects quantmu the entire book.


Federation University Australia Library. Truly words do mean Colors are not colors and red has an anti-red – and both of them are not colors.

I almost understood the first half of the book only. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait I absolutely loved it, and recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in physics or chemistry.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

One feature I really liked was that as the author shares information, he has a separate box calling out the same point in a different way. He is the professor. It’s hard to believe the world works this way and the findings bring about questions on the nature of reality. The attempt to find humor in subatomic interactions is laudable.

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Alice unusual encounters, enhanced by illustrations by Gilmore himself, make the Uncertainty Principle, wave functions, the Pauli Principle, and other elusive concepts easier to grasp. It’s accessible, yet in-depth, with scientific definitions, and fun illustrations that help the reader to imagine very complex concepts. Told in the same way as Alice in Wonderland with many of the original passages re-tooled to their new purpose and a hint of FlatlandGilmore guides us through the principles of Quantum mechanics in a truly lively and fun way.

Robert Gilmore does a wonderful job explaining basic quantum physics through Alice ‘s famous journey in wonderland in such an efficient way, even those with no theoretical background such as myself can grasp its basic principleswhile also keeping the story itself fun and interesting. Unlike Hawking, quantymland writes alegory such detail that halfway through alleory book you’ll probably get lost in the amount of information luckily there’s an index at the back.

You should know a little background in order to understand, and even then rereading some parts is a good idea, but help your techy child or grandchild if they need it and encourage them by explaining the analogies and you all can enjoy Quantum Land!


In quantumlandd in Quantumland”, our heroine goes from place to place, where she meets characters who give her actual lessons in quantum physics. After finishing the last page my head started to spin around trying to truly grasp these concepts.

Dec 02, Teo rated it it was ok.

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The Matrix of Visual Culture: Kids can take the logic puzzles and symbolism at face value to enrich the story without becoming confused. Preview — Alice in Quantumland by Robert Gilmore. Invece Robert Gilmore, fisico con un curriculum di tutto rispetto, grazie ad un colpo di genio, allefory nell’impresa. The word ‘allegory’ is defined as “expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human I went into this book under the impression that Robert Gilmore would use Alice as a medium to teach readers about quantum physics.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. We find Alice on a dull, rainy day as she watches uninteresting TV programs which leads her to daydream about doing something interesting.

May 22, Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing Shelves: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This phenomenal combination of familiar and complex concepts had one of the most remarkable formats that I have read.

That said, this book is ambitious and in my opinion does fulfill its goals of providing a primer for a very unintuitive field. The story takes us to Quantumland, where Alice encounters a world of electrons and photons, wave functions, the Pauli Principle and the Uncertainty Principle. And so she went on this scientific adventure.

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