From Micro to Macro: Adventures of a Wandering Physicist


Authors : Vlatko Vedral (Oxford & NUS, Singapore)

Publisher : World Scientific

ISBN : 978-981-3229-51-8 (Hardcover), 978-981-3231-40-5 (Softcover)

"In the course of speculating about unifications that might close the amazing, blatant ‘gaps’ in our knowledge, Vedral provides a refreshing and engaging tour of those gaps, and of the (apparently) firmer ground between them."
-- Prof David Deutsch
Oxford University Mathematical Institute
This is a popular science book exploring the limits of scientific explanation. In particular, it debates if all sciences will ultimately be reducible to physics. The journey starts with physics itself, where there is a gap between the micro (quantum) and the macro (classical) and moves into chemistry, biology and the social sciences. Written by a practising scientist, this volume offers a personal perspective on various topics and incorporates the latest research.
Vlatko Vedral is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford as well as the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. Famed for his research on the theory of Entanglement and Quantum Information Theory, he has published over 280 research papers in quantum mechanics and quantum information and was awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2007. Over the years, he has held a Lectureship and Readership at Imperial College, Professorship at Leeds and visiting professorships in Vienna, Singapore (NUS) and at Perimeter Institute in Canada.
"In the course of speculating about unifications that might close the amazing, blatant ‘gaps’ in our knowledge, Vedral provides a refreshing and engaging tour of those gaps, and of the (apparently) firmer ground between them."
-- Prof David Deutsch
Oxford University Mathematical Institute

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