Paul Halpern

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Paul Halpern

Paul Halpern (/ˈhɔːlpərn/; born 1961) is an American Professor of Physics, and Fellow in the Humanities at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.


Halpern received a Ph.D in theoretical physics, an M.A. in physics and a B.A. in physics and mathematics. He was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Society Literary Award.

He has written many popular science books and articles, including the books The Cyclical Serpent, Cosmic Wormholes and The Great Beyond. He has also appeared on the 1994 PBS series Futurequest, as well as the National Public Radio show "Radio Times."[citation needed]

In 2007 he published a book based on The Simpsons titled What's Science Ever Done for Us. He later appeared in The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!.[1]

His published Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat in 2015, and The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality in 2017.



  1. ^ Paul Halpern on IMDb
  2. ^ Dickinson, Lucy (2008). "Review of What's Science Ever Done for Us?: What The Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe by Paul Halpern". Materials Today. 11 (1–2): 51. doi:10.1016/S1369-7021(07)70356-5.
  3. ^ Sauer, Tilman (June 2016). "Review of Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics by Paul Halpern". Isis. 107 (2): 427–428. doi:10.1086/687134.
  4. ^ Farmelo, Graham (5 October 2017). "Review of The Quantum Labyrinth". Nature. 550: 40–41. Bibcode:2017Natur.550...40F. doi:10.1038/550040a.

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