Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
When you look at particles smaller than atoms, things can get weird … very weird. You are transferred to a place where particles can be waves, waves can be particles, and atoms are “up” and “down.” This book explores what seems like science fiction but is mathematically and scientifically sound. So, get ready to dive deep into a world where codes are unbreakable, computers use atoms to process data, and hypothetical cats are dead and alive: this is the world of quantum physics.
Christopher Gilbert is a twelve-year-old sixth grader at Greely Middle School in Cumberland, Maine. He started learning about quantum mechanics from YouTube videos the summer between third and fourth grade. He enjoys writing, reading, math, and music… and quantum mechanics…