Thursday, October 26, 2017

Paul Halpern's "The Quantum Labyrinth"

Paul Halpern is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and the author of fifteen popular science books, including Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. Halpern has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Future Quest, Radio Times, several shows on the History Channel, and The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special. He has contributed opinion pieces for the Philadelphia Inquirer, blogs frequently on Medium, and was a regular contributor to NOVA’s “The Nature of Reality” physics blog.

Halpern applied the “Page 99 Test” to his new book, The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality, and reported the following:
I think page 99 of The Quantum Labyrinth is emblematic of the book’s depiction of Feynman’s cleverness (in terms of his work at Los Alamos), mischievous nature (his pension for playing pranks and picking locks), love for his first wife Arline who was ill with tuberculosis (she was his creative muse), and overall versatility.  That page does not mention Wheeler, the other protagonist of my book, so it is not fully representative, however.
Visit The Quantum Labyrinth website.

My Book, The Movie: The Quantum Labyrinth.

Writers Read: Paul Halpern.

--Marshal Zeringue