Writing beautifully, Halpern describes with lucidity and great
verve the whole story of how physics has led us to rethink what
synchronicity means and ultimately to examine what Einstein once called "spooky action at
a distance."—Gino Segre, author of The Pope of Physics
"An elegant and smoothly
written account of how fundamental physics has informed our view of the cosmos from ancient
times to the present. An engaging and informative blend of the scientific
advances and the lives of the people who made them. A great read!"
—Ian Stewart, author of Do Dice Play God?
"A masterful account
of the developments of fundamental physics over the past century."—Marcus Chown, author of Solar System
Synchronicity is a very informative and thought-provoking account of humankind's efforts from antiquity to the present to understand the causal structure of the everyday world and, during the past century, to unite that understanding with the apparently acausal nature of the quantum world of atoms and particles. Paul Halpern writes with remarkable clarity and insight in a very accessible and engaging style."—David C. Cassidy, author of Beyond Uncertainty