Join us on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m., when David Kaiser discusses How the Hippies Saved Physics, recently released in paperback.
Details can be found below and on our website, www.harvard.com/events.
We hope to see you there.
David Kaiser reads from
How the Hippies Saved Physics.
Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome MIT's David Kaiser for a discussion of his latest book, How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival.
In the 1970s, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the "Fundamental Fysiks Group," they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics, studying quantum entanglement in terms of Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading. As David Kaiser reveals, these unlikely heroes spun modern physics in a new direction, forcing mainstream physicists to pay attention to the strange but exciting underpinnings of quantum theory.
"It's rare to find quantum physics mentioned in the same breath with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll… I heartily enjoyed How the Hippies Saved Physics." -Wall Street Journal
"Meticulously researched and unapologetically romantic, How the Hippies Saved Physics makes the history of science fun again." -Science
7 p.m., Thursday, September 13th
at Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138