About this book
The dramatic story of one of the most important and challenging scientific theories of the twentieth century, set in the context of the great social and economic upheavals of the period. Kumar's powerful history shows how a small band of young, mostly German scientists developed a theory which baffled fellow scientists and ignited one of the most ferocious intellectual debates of the century. Popular science.
For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. This work presents the history of this fundamental scientific revolution. It focuses on the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science.