Alice and Bob in Quantumland
John O Roberts
University of Liverpool, UK
An adventure in science for those children, maybe adults too, interested in the future: of climate change on Earth in particular and the Universe in general.
First of all, I must send my apologies to Lewis Carroll, but I’m sure if he were alive today, he would not only approve but be delighted by how some of his characters have become embedded in science.
At the time of his writing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – some six years after the publication of Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species together with the mathematical Riemann Hypothesis; the same year as James Clerk Maxwell published his theory of Electromagnetism and four years before Dimitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements – little would he have thought such fictional characters would facilitate counter-intuition and become precursors to late 20th Century science and beyond. Such ideas have provided the inspiration for this work following a quantum mechanical conference in Berlin in September 2017.
For the reader enjoy, be enthralled, humbled, entertained and informed as layers of complexities, yet subtleties, within science unfold before your eyes. Beware being bewitched initially by insights, as understanding only emerges after several revisits of the text.
John O Roberts has been an Open University and Private Tutor for over 40 years in mathematics and science. Since 2010 he has been developing the Roberts-Janet Nuclear Periodic Table into multi-disciplinary science and has published his own book Those Infinities and the Periodic Table ISBN 978-0-9934667-3-1 together with 4 articles in scientific journals
- Proposed link between the Periodic Table and the Standard Model 2017
- Implications of the Link between the Periodic Table and the Standard Model 2018
- The Assembly and Classification of the Elements using the Roberts-Janet Nuclear Periodic Table 2020
- How a table within Quantum Field Theory results in numerous Periodic Tables 2021
He is currently working on a research project to illustrate two interconnected cycles within the Roberts-Janet Nuclear Periodic Table