Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

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Hugh Everett
Read Eugene B. Shikhovtsev's biographical sketch of Hugh Everett.

Everett's Research
For a detailed description of Everett's "Relative State" Formulation of Quantum Mechanics, see this Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy page.

University of Oxford Conference: Everett @ 50
View abstracts, photos, and video from a 2007 University of Oxford conference marking the 50th anniversary of Everett's seminal "'Relative State' Formulation of Quantum Mechanics" publication.

Max Tegmark's Homepage
Find out more about physicist Max Tegmark's research and publications at his Massachusetts Institute of Technology page.

Peter Byrne: Everett Speaks
The Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive offers this talk by Everett biographer Peter Byrne regarding Everett's family life and involvement in the United States' Cold War nuclear plan.

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple
At age 93, physics Nobel-laureate Hans Bethe delivered a series of lectures on quantum physics that can be viewed with a short biography at this Cornell University site.

EELS' Official Website
Mark Oliver Everett's band, EELS, offers this website with band member biographies, a discography, and more information about the BBC/NOVA documentary "Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives."


The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
by Hugh Everett III, John Wheeler et al. Princeton University Press, 1973.

Things the Grandchildren Should Know
by Mark Oliver Everett. St. Martin's Press, 2008.

Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
by Michio Kaku. Anchor, 2006.

Schrödinger's Kittens and The Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries
by John Gribbin. Little, Brown, 1995.

Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Non-Scientists
by Fred Wolf. HarperPerennial, 1989.


"The Multiverse: Big Bangs Without End"
by Dan Falk. Sky & Telescope Magazine, September 18, 2008.

"The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett"
by Peter Byrne. Scientific American, December 2007.

New Scientist's Quantum World Article Archive

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