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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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Alice in Quantumland by Robert Gilmore. Alice in Quantumland is Robert Gilmore’s amazing fantasy ride through the landscape of quantum physics – the interrelated group of theories on the nature of subatomic particles that modern scientists use to explain the physical universe.

Through the allegory of Alice’s adventures and encounters, Gilmore makes the essential features of the quantum world clear and accessible Alice in Quantumland is Robert Gilmore’s amazing fantasy ride through the landscape of quantum physics – the interrelated group of theories on the nature of subatomic particles that modern scientists use to explain the physical universe.

Through the allegory of Alice’s adventures and encounters, Gilmore makes the essential features of the quantum world clear and accessible.

It is a thrilling introduction to some essential, often difficult-to-grasp concepts about the world we inhabit. Hardcoverpages. Published July 21st by Copernicus Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Alice in Quantumlandplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 03, J. I think it’s helpful to understand at least a little about the subject because if you’re interested in books written about the Universe, different aspects of this topic tend to come up fairly often.

It is very odd because of the way things work in such a counter-intuitive manner, yet experimentation agrees with it’s predictions. It explains these concepts in a very straightforward manner which is made very easy with the use of the allegory. Jun 18, Nada Khaled rated it it was amazing Shelves: Interference take place -Electrons are seen: Einstein must be right; “God doesn’t play dice!

Aha, but Einstein didn’t see all the technological advances based on Quantum mechanics. Even if he did! Don’t be so traditional! Open-minded or Mindless, you mean!? If you don’t believe in it so explain how the equations are working perfectly well!

It must be mathematical tricks and no more! Then explain such technological devices took place based on those equations?

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How is it existed? I don’t know but there must be another thing! I don’t believe in certainty, Probability is qiantumland I follow My Mind: D Regarding the book, it is pretty amazing; It’s involving this great story “Alice in Wonderland” in the real fantasy of the Quantum world producing this masterpiece, and the book is so simple and easily understandable for those who know very little about this theory, though some parts beat my brains out, but comparing to the whole book, they are neglected, so if you don’t even have the main concepts or a background about it you don’t have to worry ; Jul 26, Noha rated it it was ok.

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I’m not going to lie and give a higher ranking to look smart I almost understood the first alicce of the book only. Apr 28, ron btdtbttsawio rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s more of a novelty book and doesn’t really teach the concepts of quantum physics very well.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore

Dec 26, PABlo Bley rated it it was amazing. By adapting Lewis Carroll’s well known story “Alice in Wonderland”, physicist Robert Gilmore offers an entertaining and educational look at the theoretical framework quaantumland Physics-Quantum Mechanics which seems to provide the most accurate explanations of the way things are in the physical world.

The story takes us to Quantumland, where Alice encounters a world of electrons and photons, wave functions, the Pauli Principle and the Uncertainty Principle. It’s accessible, yet in-depth, with scientific definitions, and fun illustrations that help the reader to imagine very complex concepts. For the most part these are true.

An Allegory of Quantum Physics Jan 04, Allen quantuland it really liked it. As the subtitle says, this is an allegory of quantum physics. We find Alice on a dull, rainy day as she watches uninteresting TV aoice which leads her to daydream about doing something interesting.

As Alice continues watching the TV screen becomes quanhum and she finds herself being pulled inside, tumbling headlong into a new world – alleyory world where electrons always bounce and wiggle so that they can remain small, where rabbits run headlong at locked doors and pass through unharmed eventuallyAs the subtitle says, this is an allegory of quantum physics.

As Alice continues watching the TV screen becomes fuzzy and she finds herself being pulled inside, tumbling headlong into a new world – a world where electrons always bounce and wiggle so that they can remain small, where rabbits run headlong at locked doors and pass through unharmed eventuallywhere no matter what path Alice takes, she always ends up where she is supposed to be.

This is Quantum World, the world that pbysics live in, the world that would make our heads spin if we could see into the atom. The book is full of “color”ful and “quark”y characters and was a lot of fun to read. I recommend it to imaginative science geeks. Jun 18, Mohamed IBrahim rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 22, Deb Pate rated it did not like it. I understood more about quantum mechanics before I read the convoluted allegory.

Now I am as confused as Alice was throughout this book. Dec 02, Teo rated it it was ok. I went into this book under the impression that Robert Gilmore would use Alice as a medium to teach readers about quantum physics. I was hoping that this would read more like a quanntum, rather than a textbook. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Instead, Gilmore is – ih literally – teaching you.

He is the professor. You are the student sitting in a classroom.

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.

The quwntum ‘allegory’ is defined as “expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence”. In “Alice in Quantumland”, our heroine goes from place to place, where she meets characters who give her actual lessons in quantum physics.

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Let me tell you something about myself. The ‘narrative’ is even interrupted by actual block-quotes physiics go deeper into the lessons, and also end-of-chapter notes for additional lesson-y stuff. Basically, add the sentence qauntumland Quantum Mechanic said: Not exactly the allegory I was hoping for, honestly.

Lesson after lesson after lesson dryly presented by so called characters such as the Photon, the Electron, the Classic Mechanic, the Quantum Mechanic”, etc. I say, so called, because there are no actual literary characters in this work; there is no plot; there is nothing besides physics lessons. Granted, Gilmore does offer some neat scenes that do make some aspects of the whole quantum jumble more understandable to the average reader.

It’s not enough, however. Myself, I do have an amateur interest for all this physics stuff, but still this book was pretty tedious to finish. It seems like a lot wasted potential, and that something really remarkable could’ve been done with this idea. To conclude, as Alice herself comments in the last line of the aice Dieci anni fa, da studente di seconda liceo, mi phyzics messo a leggere questo romanzo nella speranza di avere un’idea di cosa parlassero “quelli che fanno scienza”, come dice mia nonna.

Il risultato e’ che oggi, bene o male lavoro ogni giorno -da dottorando in nanotecnolgie farmaceutiche- su fisca e chimica quanistica, anche se in maniera molto superficiale.

O, per omaggiare un libro che ha quasi segnato la mia aklegory scolastica ed universitaria, ho deciso di rileggerlo La rilettura mi permette pero’ di dire con certezza che l’esperimento di portare a tutti le basi e i nomi della meccanica quantistica e’ perfettamente riuscito.

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

Mar 12, Viji Bookish endeavors rated it really liked it Shelves: That was a really cool ride read. The topic being something of Himalayan proportions,the presentation was done in an interesting way. At few places,I felt like I was reading Chinese but the rest was really interesting. The attempt to find humor in subatomic interactions is laudable. I especially liked the introduction of nucleus as the master behind everything,just like some underground mafia don.

And Castle Rutherford and Mendeleev Pier,that was perfect. As a whole,this book is just Wow.!! As a whole,this book is just perfect for getting one interested in quantum physics. May 22, Patricia Ferreira rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is just great, it’s just what I wish I cold do, see the electrons and protons and quarks and all the atoms interacting and see how it is.

I absolutely loved it, and recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in physics or chemistry. Jul 24, Aparajita Raychaudhury rated it did not like it Shelves: May be I wasn’t the target audience, but the allegory just did not work for me. Many of the principles explored in this book, I have studied in high-school – Pauli’s exclusion principle, Heisenberg uncertainty, the double-slit experiments, etc.