Readership: general readers curious about fundamental theoretical physics as well as physics students and academics.
Giovanni Vignale, Curator's Professor of Physics, University of Missouri-Columbia
Giovanni Vignale is Curator's Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is the co-author of an academic text, Quantum Theory of the Electron Liquid (CUP, 2005).
"this book is the best Christmas reading for physicists this year" - CERN Courier
"For anyone thinking of starting a physics degree, or wishing they had done one, this is an excellent book...by someone who is eveidently a first-rate teacher." - Andrew Crumey, The Scotsman
1: The way of the abstract
3: Laws are made to be broken
4: Of first and last things
6: The invisible light
7: The double helix
8: Quantum mechanics: the triumph of the abstract
9: Tales of quantum reality
10: The spinning electron and other metaphors