Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Great Debate of the Nature of Reality

Edinburgh this week is a very interesting place to be at, due to the famous international science festival. This science festival in short is two weeks of pure fun for science fans. It has everything, starting with talks by famous scientists and writers, events for kids, screenings of Brian Cox's newest film, talk by Richard Dawkins and so much more.

If you have the chance to visit Edinburgh during the festival I highly recommend it. You can find all the needed information at the following link.

But why am talking about this festival? Well, simply I had a chance to visit some great talks. One of them was by Manjit Kumar, a scientist and a philosopher, who is the author of the new book "Quantum - Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality".

It was a great talk, which involved a lot of historical facts and amazing pictures. Needless to say it involved a lot explanations about the discoveries of quantum mechanics. The most interesting part was about the famous Einstein and Bohr debates regarding the interpretation of quantum mechanics.

So without spoiling the fun I can say that it was a great talk and it's an even greater book, so don't hesitate and buy it as it's really cheap. I especially recommend it for all of you science history lovers.

PS:  the author of the book has a very nice blog, which can be found here.

Also you can buy the book here:


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