The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World

February 07, 2011

We may once have predicted jetpacks and flying cars to be the amazing inventions of the "future," but some of the technology we have today is just as marvel-worthy, from laptop computers to MRI machines. Today on Focus, professor of physics James Kakalios joins the show to explain how the development of quantum mechanics was essential to the creation of some of today's high-tech inventions.

Guest: James Kakalios, Ph.D. (Taylor Distinguished Professor of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota; author of The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science that Made Our World)