|"50 years of pondering have not brought me any closer to answering the question, what are light quanta?” – Albert Einstein 1951||“I have been in a quandary over quantum mechanics, which, to my mind, remains impossible to define, let alone comprehend” -Joseph Heller 1998||“I hope I can finally understand physics before I leave the earth.” - Bill Clinton 2011||Hi, I'm James and I understand physics.|
Fields of Color by Rodney A. Brooks (Ph.D., physics, Harvard U.) presents quantum field theory to a lay audience without equations. It shows how this often overlooked and misunderstood theory resolves the weirdness of quantum mechanics and the paradoxes of relativity. And yes, it explains what light quanta are.