Part I: Quantum in Action

1. An Act of Desperation: Berlin 1900

2. Independent Energy Quanta: Bern 1905

3. Quantum Numbers and Quantum Jumps: Manchester 1913

4. Wave-particle Duality: Paris 1923

5. Strangely Beautiful Interior: Helgoland 1925

6. A Late Erotic Outburst: Swiss Alps 1925

7. The Self-rotating Electron: Leiden 1925

Part II: Quantum *Probability* and Quantum *Uncertainty*

8. Quantum Probability: Gottingen 1926

9. The Whole Idea of Quantum Jumps Necessarily Leads to Nonsense: Copenhagen 1926

10. Uncertainty Principle: Copenhagen 1927

11. The Copenhagen Interpretation: Copenhagen 1927

12. Complementarity: Lake Como 1927

Part III: Quantum *Interpretation*

13. *Gedankenexperiment*: Brussels 1927

14. An Absolute Wonder: Cambridge 1927

15. A Certain Unreasonableness: Brussels 1930

16. A Bolt from the Blue: Copenhagen 1935

17. The Paradox of Schrodinger's Cat: Oxford 1935

Part IV: Quantum *Fields*

18. Crisis: Shelter Island 1947

19. Quantum Electrodynamics: Oldstone 1949

20. Gauge Symmetry and Gauge Theories: Princeton 1954

21. Three Quarks for Muster Mark: Pasadena 1963

22. The Higgs Mechanism: Edinburgh 1965

Part V: Quantum *Particles*

23. Electro-weak Unification: Harvard 1967

24. Deep Inelastic Scattering: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center 1967

25. Asymptotic Freedom and Quantum Chromodynamics: Harvard 1973

26. The November Revolution: Brookhaven and SLAC 1974

27. The W and Z Bosons: CERN 1983

28. Completing the Picture: Fermilab 1994

Part VI: Quantum *Reality*

29. Hidden Variables: Princeton 1951

30. Bell's Theorem: Geneva 1964

31. The Aspect Experiments: Paris 1982

32. Beating the Uncertainty Principle: Albuquerque 1991

33. Three-photon GHZ States: Vienna 2000

34. Reality, Whether Local or Not: Vienna 2007

Part VII: Quantum *Gravity*

35. That Damned Equation: Princeton 1967

36. The First Superstring Revolution: Aspen 1984

37. The Quantum Structure of Space: Santa Barbara 1986

38. No Consistency Without Contingency: Durham 1995

39. The Second Superstring Revolution: Los Angeles 1995

40. Resolving the Impasse: CERN 2008

Epilogue

Quantum Timeline

Name Index

Subject Index