Quantum Bibliography


Here is a list of some additional readings which were used in developing the Quantum part of the course.  You may find them useful to explore different facets of the history of quantum physics in more detail. 


Cassidy, David.  Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg.  London: W. H. Freeman, 1993. 

Einstein, Albert.  Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Kaiser, David.  How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.

Moore, Walter.  Schroedinger: Life and Thought.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.  

Pais, Abraham.  Niels Bohr’s Times, in Physics, Philosophy, and Polity.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 



In Any Light: Scientists and the Decision to Build the Superbomb, 1952-1954 by Peter Galison and Barton Berstein published in Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences. Copyright © 1989 by University of California Press. 

Bringing the Human Actors Back On Stage: The Personal Context of the Einstein-Bohr Debate by David Kaiser.