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The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

Gershon Kurizki and Goren Gordon

Abstract

“Meet Henry Bar, a physicist and … quantum superhero.” The title The Quantum Matrix refers to a central concept in quantum physics, but also (allegorically) to our enigmatic world. In this book, Henry Bar, physicist and the first quantum superhero, guides the reader through the amazing quantum world. Henry’s hair-raising adventures in his perilous struggle for quantum coherence are graphically depicted by comics and thoroughly explained to the lay reader. Behind each adventure lies a key concept in quantum physics. These concepts range from the basic quantum coherence and entanglement through ... More

Keywords: Keywords, quantum superhero, quantum matrix allegory, comics, quantum physics concepts, philosophical implications, mathematical appendices, university introductory course

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198787464.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gershon Kurizki, author
Professor and the G. W. Dunne Chair in Quantum Optics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Goren Gordon, author
Head of Curiosity Lab, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel