Breakfast with Einstein

Pages: 272
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
Paperback
9781786074041 (4 Oct 2018)
RRP £12.99

The Book

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 272
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.

Reviews

‘Elegantly approachable descriptions…with a refreshing emphasis on recent research. Highly satisfying.'

- Guardian on How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

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