Breakfast with Einstein

Pages: 288
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld

Breakfast with Einstein

The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

Chad Orzel

Without quantum physics, your breakfast - and so many other things we take for granted - wouldn't be possible… international bestselling author and physicist Chad Orzel shows us why
9781786074041 (11 Oct 2018)
RRP £12.99

The Book

From the author of the international bestseller How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

Just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives, strange phenomena lurk. Exciting physics doesn't only show up in the Big Bang, or a black hole, or in the guts of giant particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider - it's all around us.

Beginning at sunrise, Chad Orzel embarks upon a fascinating tour of the exotic science that underlies each moment of our day. Did you know your alarm clock held secrets about quantum mechanics? And that the GPS on your phone has a built-in correction for the effects of relativity?  In Breakfast with Einstein, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, everything is possible and the day's end will find us dazzled.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Chad Orzel is an associate professor at the department of physics and astronomy at Union College. He has written for Forbes, Daily Mail and Physics World, and has spoken at numerous TED talks. His previous books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Niskayuna, New York.


‘As Chad Orzel wonderfully shows in Breakfast with Einstein, a full gamut of our commonplace daily activities - from boiling water [on the stove]…to taking and exchanging photos with our electronic cameras and phones - depends on quantum rules… A must-read for anyone fascinated with how the quantum revolution explains how things work.'

- Paul Halpern, author of The Quantum Labyrinth

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