The science of can and can't : a physicist's journey through the land of counterfactuals
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Contributors
Deutsch, David, writer of foreword.
Published
[New York, New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021].
Format
Book
ISBN
9780525521921, 0525521925
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Chappaqua Library - Nonfiction501 MARLETTOAvailable
New Rochelle Public Library - Nonfiction501 MRecently Returned
White Plains Public Library - Nonfiction501 MAvailable

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Published
[New York, New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021].
Physical Desc
xx, 252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525521921, 0525521925
UPC
40030620372

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"There is a vast class of things that science has so far almost entirely neglected. They are central to the understanding of physical reality both at an everyday level and at the level of the most fundamental phenomena in physics, yet have traditionally been assumed to be impossible to incorporate into fundamental scientific explanations. They are facts not about what is--the actual--but about what could be: counterfactuals. According to physicist Chiara Marletto, laws about things being possible or impossible may generate an alternative way of providing explanations. This fascinating, far-reaching approach holds promise for revolutionizing the way fundamental physics is formulated, but also for providing essential tools to face existing technological challenges, from delivering the next generation of information-processing devices, beyond the universal quantum computer, to designing AIs. Each chapter in the book delineates how an existing vexed open problem in science can be solved by this radically different approach; and it is augmented by short fictional stories that explicate the main point of the chapter. As Marletto demonstrates, contemplating what is possible can give us a more complete and hopeful picture of the physical world." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Marletto, C., & Deutsch, D. (2021). The science of can and can't: a physicist's journey through the land of counterfactuals . Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Marletto, Chiara and David, Deutsch. 2021. The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals. Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Marletto, Chiara and David, Deutsch. The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Marletto, Chiara,, and David Deutsch. The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist's Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

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