Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wave Mechanics: A Love Story by Ricardo L. Nirenberg

JoSelle Vanderhooft a reviewer at PedestalMagazine.com has just reviewed this book.

She says:

"...Ricardo L. Nirenberg’s exquisite 2007 novel Wave Mechanics ... addresses the circumstances surrounding the creation/discovery of physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s wave equation in 1926, a discovery that substantially altered the landscape of Western physics and chemistry in the last century, along with Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle—which some readers may note are more or less mathematically identical. "


"...Wave Mechanics is just one hell of a complicated, smart, sexy, and all-around good story."


"It is a feast for the senses, a challenge for the mind, and a book I cannot praise enough. In fact, my only regret about this book is that it will not likely get the readership it deserves as a small press release. Those readers or audiences who enjoyed such speculative explorations of 20th Century science as Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen (a play about Heisenberg, his uncertainty principle, and Nazi Germany) will definitely want to order a copy of Nirenberg’s book, as will those who found Copenhagen lacking in passion and heart."

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