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The second kind of impossible : the extraordinary quest for a new form of matter

Steinhardt, Paul J. (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476729923
  • ISBN: 1476729921
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: Making the impossible possible. Impossible! ; The Penrose puzzle ; Finding the loophole ; A tale of two laboratories ; Something exciting to show you ; Perfectly impossible -- Part II: The quest begins. Did nature beat us? ; Luca ; Quasi-happy new year ; When you say impossible ; Blue team vs. red team ; A capricious if not overtly malicious God ; The secret secret diary ; Valery Kryachko ; Something rare surrounding something impossible ; Icosahedrite -- Part III: Kamchatka or bust Lost ; Found ; Ninety-nine percent ; Beating the odds ; L'uomo dei miracoli ; Nature's secret.
Summary, etc.: "One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick's Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure"--
Subject: Solid state physics
Physicists -- Diaries
Interstellar matter

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