Ucciderò il gatto di Schrödinger
“When I first saw the drawing of the cat in the box I had just turned 14, I was in the eighth grade, it was 2006. Never did I think that this drawing would haunt me for the rest of my life. The time has come for me to figure out what is behind it. Puzzles don’t scare me, just line up the steps, one after the other, easy.” Gabriella Greison, physicist, writer, popularizer, takes on the great challenge of making quantum physics narrative and understandable to all with this engaging novel.
I Will Kill Schrödinger’s Cat is the fictional story of the life of Erwin Schrödinger, the quintessential scientist of quantum physics, who became popular thanks to the conception of his famous paradox, which emblematically illustrates the unusual rules of the particle world: is the cat inside the box he devised alive or dead? Or both?
The book’s protagonist is Alice, a 28-year-old woman in the midst of existential torment over the choices she must make. She is helped by her imaginary friend, Erwin Schrödinger, at first simply a poster in her room, then a fixed presence in her dreams. The compelling dialogue with the Austrian physicist will generate in her a passion for quantum physics, which will accompany her in her personal growth.
With this book, Gabriella Greison demonstrates scientific competence and great writing talent, qualities that enable her to guide us with a sure hand on this fascinating journey between Einstein and Hedy Lamarr, Planck and Ada Lovelace, Freeman Dyson and Leonard Susskind, delivering to us intact the fascinating mystery of what awaits us in the future.