Lectures and Interviews

Absolutely Small

Quantum Theory with No Math

About the Book | Amazon

"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 regarded as one of the fathers of string theory.


Elements of Quantum Mechanics

M. D. Fayer, Oxford University Press, 2001

About the Book / Lectures | Errata and Addenda | Amazon

Elements of Quantum Mechanics provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of quantum theory and is designed for a first semester graduate or advanced undergraduate course in quantum mechanics for chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and physics students. Associated PowerPoint lectures are available here.

Michael D. Fayer


David Mulvane Ehrsam and
Edward Curtis Franklin
Professor of Chemistry

Curriculum Vitae | PNAS Profile | Wikipedia

National Academy of Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry
Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award
Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science
Ellis R. Lippincott Award
E. Bright Wilson Award for Spectroscopy
Earl K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy

Department of Chemistry
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5080
phone: 650 723-4446
email: fayer@stanford.edu
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