FAQs Smithsonian World: The Quantum Universe

Dedicated to exploring the full scope of modern culture, Smithsonian World was produced by the Smithsonian Institution and WETA-TV between 1984 and 1991 and examined a variety of subjects, including the arts, humanities, science, history, and technology. "The Quantum Universe" (1990) explores the world of quantum physics as seen through the eyes of scientists and artists.

Suggested References

Books

Bell, J.S. Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics: Collected Papers on Quantum Philosophy. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Cornell, James, ed. Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time: The New Cosmology. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Cushing, James T., and Ernan McMullin, eds. Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory: Reflections on Bell's Theorem. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.

Davies, P.C., and J.R. Brown, eds. The Ghost in the Atom: A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Feynman, Richard P. The Character of Physical Law. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1965.

Galison, Peter. How Experiments End. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Gamow, George. Mister Tompkins in Paperback. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

Glashow, Sheldon, and Ben Bova. Interactions: A Journey Through the Mind of a Particle Physicist and the Matter of This World. New York: Warner Books, 1988.

Gregory, Bruce. Inventing Reality: Physics As Language. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1988.

Hey, Anthony, and Patrick Walters. The Quantum Universe. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Pagels, Heinz R. The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

Stoppard, Tom. Hapgood. London and Winchester, MA: Faber and Faber, 1988.

Weisskopf, Victor F. The Privilege of Being a Physicist. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1988.

Articles of Note

Geller, Margaret J. "Mapping the Universe: Slices and Bubbles." In Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time: The New Cosmology, edited by James Cornell, 50-72. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Guth, Alan H. "Starting the Universe: The Big Bang and Cosmic Inflation." In Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in Time: The New Cosmology, edited by James Cornell, 105-146. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Mermin, N. David. "Can You Help Your Team Tonight by Watching on TV? More Experimental Metaphysics from Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen." In Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory, edited by James Cushing and Ernan McMullin, 38-59. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.

Shimony, Abner. "Search for a Worldview Which Can Accomodate Our Knowledge of Microphysics." In Philosophical Consequences of Quantum Theory, edited by James Cushing and Ernan McMullin, 25-37. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.

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in cooperation with Public Inquiry Services,
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1990

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