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New Book - Quantum Theory with No Math

Details about Absolutely Small

(Can be ordered at Amazon)


NPR Tech Nation Podcast

Interview on Absolutely Small


“There are a few books that I always keep near at hand, and constantly come back to. The Feynman Lectures in Physics and Dirac's classic textbook on Quantum Mechanics are among them. Michael Fayer's wonderful new book, Absolutely Small, is about to join them. Whether you are a scientist or just curious about how the world works, this is the book for you.”

-Leonard Susskind, Professor of Physics, Stanford University, Author of The Black Hole War: My Battle With Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics. Professor Susskind is widely regarded as one of the fathers of string theory.


About the Book

Errata and Addenda

Michael D. Fayer

David Mulvane Ehrsam and
Edward Curtis Franklin
Professor of Chemistry


National Academy of Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
E. Bright Wilson Award for Spectroscopy
Earl K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy

Ellis R. Lippincott Award


Fayer CV

PNAS Profile


2D IR Vibrational Echo Spectroscopy Web Cast

Wonderfest talk - Download


Fayer Group Research




      Elements of Quantum Mechanics

      M. D. Fayer, Oxford University Press, 2001


       About the book


       Power Point Lectures - Download
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