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Sean Michael Carroll is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology. He is a research professor in the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics in the California Institute of Technology Department of Physics
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Newton and the Counterfeiter
The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
Thomas Levenson - Jun 04, 2009
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In 1695, Isaac Newton—already renowned as the greatest mind of his age—made a surprising career change. He left quiet Cambridge, where he had lived for thirty years and made his earth-shattering discoveries, and moved to London to take up the post of Warden of His Majesty’s Mint. Newton was preceded to the city by a genius of another kind, the budd...
Sean Carroll
Mar 23, 2021
@CraigMahoney @AstroKatie @neiltyson Only one I’ve read is Newton and the Counterfeiter! Great book, but not about his physics career. @TomLevenson      source
Morality and Mathematics
Justin Clarke-Doane - May 25, 2020
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To what extent are the subjects of our thoughts and talk real? This is the question of realism. In this book, Justin Clarke-Doane explores arguments for and against moral realism and mathematical realism, how they interact, and what they can tell us about areas of philosophical interest more generally. He argues that, contrary to widespread belief,...
Sean Carroll
Mar 08, 2021
Read all about it in his book Morality and Mathematics, which came out last year:      source
Models of the Mind
How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain
Grace Lindsay - May 04, 2021
The brain is made up of 85 billion neurons, which are connected by over 100 trillion synapses. For over a century, a diverse array of researchers have been trying to find a language that can be used to capture the essence of what these neurons do and how they communicate – and how those communications create thoughts, perceptions and actions. The l...
Sean Carroll
Feb 18, 2021
@neurograce Thanks for writing a great book!      source
The WEIRDest People in the World
How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
Joseph Henrich - Sep 08, 2020
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Harvard University's Joseph Henrich, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, delivers a bold, epic investigation into the development of the Western mind, global psychological diversity, and its impact on the worldPerhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're...
Sean Carroll
Dec 15, 2020
I have to mention Joe Henrich @JoHenrich, who hasn't appeared yet but will soon. His book "The WEIRDest People in the World" is a fascinating look at the special psychology of Western educated folk.      source
Simply Complexity
A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory
Neil Johnson - Oct 01, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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What do traffic jams, stock market crashes, and wars have in common? They are all explained using complexity, an unsolved puzzle that many researchers believe is the key to predicting – and ultimately solving—everything from terrorist attacks and pandemic viruses right down to rush hour traffic congestion.Complexity is considered by many to be the ...
Sean Carroll
Aug 17, 2020
Neil has done a lot of work on applying complexity theory to issues of conflict and radicalization. He's also the author of a great little book, Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory.      source
Philosophy of Physics
Quantum Theory (Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy)
Tim Maudlin - Mar 19, 2019
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A sophisticated and original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics from one of the world's leading philosophers of physicsIn this book, Tim Maudlin, one of the world's leading philosophers of physics, offers a sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics. The briefest, clearest, and most refined account ...
Sean Carroll
Nov 03, 2019
Some recommended books on quantum foundations/entanglement: Schumacher Scholosshauer Wallace Albert Maudlin Norsen      source
Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics
Travis Norsen - Aug 17, 2017
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Authored by an acclaimed teacher of quantum physics and philosophy, this textbook pays special attention to the aspects that many courses sweep under the carpet. Traditional courses in quantum mechanics teach students how to use the quantum formalism to make calculations. But even the best students - indeed, especially the best students - emerge ra...
Sean Carroll
Nov 03, 2019
Some recommended books on quantum foundations/entanglement: Schumacher Scholosshauer Wallace Albert Maudlin Norsen      source
Emergent Multiverse Quantum Theory Accor
David Wallace - Apr 30, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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The Emergent Multiverse presents a striking new account of the "many worlds" approach to quantum theory. The point of science, it is generally accepted, is to tell us how the world works and what it is like. But quantum theory seems to fail to do this: taken literally as a theory of the world, it seems to make crazy claims: particles are in two pla...
Sean Carroll
Nov 03, 2019
Some recommended books on quantum foundations/entanglement: Schumacher Scholosshauer Wallace Albert Maudlin Norsen      source
Quantum Processes Systems, and Information
Benjamin Schumacher - Apr 25, 2010
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A new and exciting approach to the basics of quantum theory, this undergraduate textbook contains extensive discussions of conceptual puzzles and over 800 exercises and problems. Beginning with three elementary 'qubit' systems, the book develops the formalism of quantum theory, addresses questions of measurement and distinguishability, and explores...
Sean Carroll
Nov 03, 2019
Some recommended books on quantum foundations/entanglement: Schumacher Scholosshauer Wallace Albert Maudlin Norsen      source
Decoherence and the Quantum-to-Classical Transition
Maximilian A. Schlosshauer - Apr 06, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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Over the course of the past decade, decoherence has become a ubiquitous scienti?c term popular in all kinds of research, from fundamental theories of quantum physics to applications in nanoengineering. Decoherence has been hailed as the solution to long-standing foundational problems dating back to the beginnings of quantum mechanics. It has been c...
Sean Carroll
Nov 03, 2019
Some recommended books on quantum foundations/entanglement: Schumacher Scholosshauer Wallace Albert Maudlin Norsen      source
Quantum Mechanics and Experience
David Z Albert - Jan 24, 1993 (first published in 1992)
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No dust cover. Blank label on inside cover. Pages are clean and binding is tight. First Edition....
Sean Carroll
Nov 03, 2019
Some recommended books on quantum foundations/entanglement: Schumacher Scholosshauer Wallace Albert Maudlin Norsen      source
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