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Breakfast with Einstein


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Chapter 1 Sunrise: The Fundamental Interactions
Chapter 2 The Heating Element: Planck's Desperate Trick
Chapter 3 Digital Photos: The Patent Clerk's Heuristic
Chapter 4 The Alarm Clock: The Football Player's Atom
Chapter 5 The Internet: A Solution in Search of a Problem
Chapter 6 The Sense of Smell: Chemistry by Exclusion
Chapter 7 Solid Objects: The Energy of Uncertainty
Chapter 8 Computer Chips: The Internet Is for Schroedinger's Cats
Chapter 9 Magnets: How the H*ck Do They Work?
Chapter 10 Smoke Detector: Mr. Gamow's Escape
Chapter 11 Encryption: A Final Brilliant Mistake

About the Author

Chad Orzel is a physicist, professor, and blogger, and the author of three previous books How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, and Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College in Schenectady, NY, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. Orzel has been blogging about physics and academia for Forbes and since 2002. He is earned a BA in physics from Williams College and a PhD in chemical physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. At that time, he completed his thesis research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology with Bill Phillips (Nobel Laureate in 1997), and he was a post-doc at Yale before starting at Union, studying the quantum physics of ultra-cold atoms.

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