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    • The Quantum Labyrinth

    • How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full of wild ideas about the universe. The boisterous Feynman was a cautious physicist who believed only what could be tested. Yet they were complementary spirits.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A biography of two mad geniuses

    • By Philomath on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat

    • How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were friends and comrades-in-arms 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 Schrödinger is equally well known for his thought experiment about the cat in the box who ends up "spread out" in a probabilistic state, neither wholly alive nor wholly dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good physics book.

    • By Alberto on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Edge of the Universe

    • A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Matthew Dudley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyond. The observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories suggest that there is far more to the universe than what our instruments record - in fact, it could be infinite. Colossal flows of galaxies, large empty regions called voids, and other unexplained phenomena offer clues that our own "bubble universe" could be part of a greater realm called the multiverse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great summary of modern cosmology

    • By Brett on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Collider

    • The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe. The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Particles are small!

    • By Gary on 05-27-12
    • The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 08-31-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95