Tag Archives: Quantum Mechanics

A Cosmic Computer?

In both popular and technical literature in subjects such as cosmology or theoretical physics, one can often find authors referring to the universe as a “computer”. I have found, however, that frequently non-specialists (including, sometimes, authors of popular literature) are … Continue reading

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Multi-worlds and many-universes: On the universes of the multiverse

As I just addressed dimensions in physics, it seems natural to address universes next. Like misinterpretations of dimensions, people frequently conceptualize a multiverse with alternate universes that are essentially “higher dimensions” in the mystical/spiritual sense, science fiction writers imagine travelling to other … Continue reading

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Quantum Quotes

I was going through some old files of mine and found a document with quotes from famous physicists on quantum mechanics. While the quotes were all interesting, they were not exactly scientific or at least were free of scientific context, … Continue reading

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The best source to really understand the heart of quantum mechanics (and why I get to embed a video clip!)

The Recommended but can be skimmed Part: When it comes to the sciences (or academia, really) I think it’s fair to say that most people are mostly uninterested in most fields. Put more concretely, there aren’t a lot of people … Continue reading

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Why Physists Lie: The Language of Physics

In every academic field, an absolutely essential component is to create a set of “technical terms” (i.e., jargon) so that those outside the field don’t understand what you are saying but you still sound impressive. Physicists, however, have been faking … Continue reading

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National Enquirer? Nope- American Institute of Physics reporting

This just in: physicists finally understand a principle they’ve been using for over 80 years! Technically, the AIP isn’t really to blame for the various reformulations of its article’s title, but let’s start with my favorite one anyway: “Proving uncertainty: … Continue reading

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