Younger Halpern’s Book Puts Physics’ Past and Future in Literary Blender

Nicole Yunger Halpern’s (IPST/ NIST) and her book, “Quantum Steampunk:  The Physics of Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” were featured in Maryland Today, April 12.  

Her book, released today by Johns Hopkins University Press, puts a new spin on the concept of quantum thermodynamics, linking the field to the spirit of the novels she grew up on. She created a cast of fictional characters to illustrate scientific points in a story that runs through the book.

Yunger Halpern has appointments in IPST, UMIACS and Physics and is a Fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science.