Breakfast with Einstein: The exotic physics of everyday objects

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Breakfast with Einstein by Chad Orzel

Author: Chad Orzel

Published: 2018

ISBN: 9781786074058

Buy Online: Amazon

Good Reads: 3.52/5 (328 ratings / 55 reviews)

“Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects” by Chad Orzel is a unique and thought-provoking examination of the physics that underlies our daily experiences. Rather cleverly done, Orzel uses the somewhat mundane setting of breakfast to explore concepts and theories in classical mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and more. By breaking down complex scientific ideas into simple, relatable examples, Orzel succeeds in making the subject matter accessible to a broad audience, without sacrificing scientific accuracy.

The nuclear physics of breakfast may not sound particularly appetizing, but Orzel is determined to put it on the menu. ~ Adam Becker, The New York Times

One of the book’s strengths is its approachable writing style. The author uses humour and anecdotes to illustrate scientific concepts, making the information engaging and memorable. Using real-life examples to demonstrate the science behind everyday objects is both informative and entertaining.

The book is noticeably well-researched and cites numerous sources to support its arguments. It also provides an excellent foundation for those interested in pursuing further study on the subject of science and quantum physics. At the same time, it’s also a great resource for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the physical world.

In conclusion, “Breakfast with Einstein” is a highly recommended read for anyone interested in science and the physics of everyday objects. The author’s writing style and unique approach to the subject make this book stands out in its field, and it should be of particular interest to educators, students, and general audiences alike.

About the author

Chad Orzel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

He studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD: PhD in Chemical Physics, 1999 and Williams College, Williamstown, MA: BA in Physics, 1993. From 1999-2001, Chad was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Physics Department at Yale University, studying Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) in the group of Mark Kasevich.

Chad has been published in Science Magazine and Physics World. His PhD thesis research was carried out in the Laser Cooling Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. – Good Reads


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